Sunset Drive-In Theatre

Tony Griffith of Hartford visits Sunset with his wife and three kids 10-12 times a summer. They picked up a couple pizzas, pulled into their spot front-and-center in the second row and let the kids play on the playground beneath the 60-foot-by-40-foot screen until the credits started. "Many people will say to me, 'You know, I've never been to a drive-in before.' Once they come out here, they're hooked."

Since 1948 the Sunset Drive-in Movie Theater in Hartford Michigan has been delighting movie-going family’s, couples, and friends. This drive-in is the sister drive-in to the 5 Mile Drive in Theater in Dowagiac Michigan and is one of only nine drive-in theaters still in operation in Michigan.


The admission gate opens at 7 p.m and the first feature starts at dark. Throughout the summer season start time can vary. Come early and check out the concession, grab a hot dog, popcorn, and drinks, let the kids play at the playground. Enjoy a great family night.  We are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. *But on some special occasions we ARE open on Thursdays for midnight showings on newly released features!

Listen to the movie through your radio in your automobile, radio station 91.1 FM. If you don’t have a radio in your automobile we have a select few we can loan out, with an I.D or Driver’s License. 


Rules: Please drive slowly and watch for Children. There is no outside food or drink allowed in the Drive In Movie Theater. 


69071 Red Arrow Highway
Hartford, MI 49057
Phone: (269)621-4194
Hours: May - October: Friday - Sunday gates open at 7pm, movies start at dusk
150 years
South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252