Our Jan. 12 preview is updated.
Drive-in theaters gain fresh appeal in the Covid era.
Bedrock and Emagine Entertainment this weekend opened a temporary outdoor movie site in downtown Detroit, screening "Jurassic Park" (above), "Shrek" and "Back to the Future" on separate nights starting Friday.
“Movies have always offered us a couple of hours to unplug and escape, and that has never seemed more important than now,” says Ivy Greaner, chief operating officer at Bedrock. “The drive-in theater is our way of offering the community a way to get out of the house and safely enjoy a night out for the whole family.”
The Monroe Street Drive-in, near Campus Martius Park, has showings on a 60-by-32-foot digital projection screen every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. for $20 per car. Sound is provided via FM radio.
Popcorn, snacks, coffee, hot cocoa, bottled soft drinks and bottled water are for sale, and outside food is allowed (no grilling). Restaurant deliveries via food-order apps are allowed. (See instructions here, plus other information.)
The wintrer pop-up attraction has warming areas and bathroom trailers, and even allows restaurant deliveries via food-order apps.
This week's movies aren't posted yet. Buy tickets in advance or at the drive-in on show nights. Enter on Farmer Street, just past Monroe Street (yellow dot on map below.)