Families attend first night of drive-in theater in Downtown Detroit

Showtimes will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

A new attraction in Downtown Detroit is providing people some much needed entertainment during the time of the coronavirus pandemic.

DETROIT – A new attraction in Downtown Detroit from Bedrock and Emagine is providing families entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic.

Several families pulled up to the Monroe Street Drive-In Powered by Emagine on Friday in the Campus Martius area.

It looked like a Hollywood movie event, from the red carpet theme to the big bright lights shining throughout the sky.

READ: Bedrock, Emagine partner for drive-in movies in Downtown Detroit

Emagine Entertainment CEO Anthony Laverde said the movie of the night was the 1993 film Jurassic Park.

“It’s something exciting for the city of Detroit and it gives folks something to do. They’ve been stuck in their house for quite a while,” Laverde said.

The drive-in movie attracted the Brooks family to come down.

READ: Pop-up drive-in theater coming to Downtown Detroit

“We’ve been cooped up for so long. We got an opportunity to get out and do something together as a family. We both work downtown. To see downtown like this is a good thing,” said DeAndre Brooks.

The view of the Detroit Skyline was front and center.

“This is totally different. We had to be apart of the experience and we’re just happy they decided to do something like that. It’s a great opportunity for downtown, to get people to come down and see the city,” said Dorinda Brooks.

Carl Messenger said this is the perfect way for his family to have fun and be safe during COVID.

“We get to be outside. It is different. I’ve only been to a couple and it’s been years. Definitely an unique experience,” Messenger said.

Showtimes will begin at 7 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, click HERE.

About the Author:

Larry Spruill Jr. joined the Local 4 News team in January 2018. Prior, he worked at WJAX in Jacksonville, Florida. Larry grew up as a military kid because his father is a retired Chief of the United States Air Force.