Part of Downtown Detroit being transformed into drive-in movie theater

DETROIT – Part of Downtown Detroit is being turned into a drive-in movie theater. Bedrock Detroit is teaming with Emagine Entertainment to open the outdoor theater on Friday, January 22 to show family-friendly feature films right in the heart of Downtown.

Monroe Street Drive-In will feature a 60 x 32 feet digital projection screen on the site of the future Monroe Blocks development at 32 Monroe Street. Showtimes will be every Thursday through Sunday at 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 22 with “Jurassic Park,” Jan. 23 with “Shrek” and Jan. 24 with “Back to the Future.

“Movies have always offered us a couple of hours to unplug and escape, and that has never seemed more important than now,” said 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.”

Tickets, which will be available in the coming days here, will cost $20 per vehicle. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at the Monroe Street Drive-In Powered By Emagine when gates open at 6 p.m. each evening when movies are showing until they sell out.

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The drive-in will feature a concessions pavilion serving traditional movie theater food. There will also be warming areas and public restroom trailers. All showtimes will include parking for up to 65 vehicles including outdoor seating.

“We are thrilled to partner with Bedrock Detroit to bring our operational expertise together for this exciting project in the city of Detroit,” said Anthony LaVerde, CEO of Emagine Entertainment. “We have always taken pride in providing an exceptional viewing experience for our guests and look forward to bringing Emagine’s prowess to this project.”

The theater will enforce all of the latest COVID-19 health and safety regulations, including social distancing and mask wearing guidelines while guests are outside of their vehicles.


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