Summer Fun at Michigan Drive-Ins

With Spring, and ultimately Summer just around the corner, it's a great time to get outside and have fun. Michigan has several drive-in theaters for those that want to see a movie outside and enjoy the weather too.

119 W Chicago Rd., Coldwater
(517) 278-5628
In 2001, the Capri was listed as one of the Top 10 Best Drive-In's in America by USA Today. It's been owned and operated by the same family since it opened in  1964. The Capri opens today, March 24th.

28190 M-152, Dowagiac
(269) 782-7879
The "Fiver" was originally built in 1961. It is only open on weekends, with the exception of a few special shows on Thursdays. Five Mile is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition to the theater, there is a children's playground.

9812 Honor Highway, Honor
(231) 325-3413
The Cherry Bowl Drive-In opened in 1953 and is named because it's in Northwest Michigan, the Cherry Capital of the world. The Cherry Bowl even has a 50' s style mini-golf course if you'd like to get out the car and have some fun. The popcorn is popped fresh in their original 1953 popcorn popper.  Open from the 1st weekend in May, thru September, on Fri/Sat nights only at first until mid-June. After mid-June, the Cherry Bowl is open 7 nights a week through Labor Day. After Labor Day, the Cherry Bowl goes back to
weekends only through the September.

3615 S. State Rd., Ionia
Danny Boys is a newer theater, instead of a traditional screen, Danny Boy's uses a high-tech inflatable water-resistant version that is 70 feet wide and 35 feet high. For $5 a car, you can purchase a snack permit and bring your own treats. In addition to the theater, Danny Boy's has special entertainment on the weekends like bounce houses, petting zoos, and celebrity appearances. Danny Boy's opens in the spring.

920 E Summit Ave., Muskegon
Originally the NK Drive-In, built in 1948. In addition to movies, Getty-4 also has a large playground and arcade room for all the kids, and a self-serve concession. Getty opens for the season on April 14, 2017.

E. Sanilac Rd.(M46), Carsonville
(810) 657-6684
The Hi-Way Drive-In is Michigan's oldest drive-in theater. It opened in 1947. Hi-Way Drive-In allows campers anytime for those looking for a place to camp.

5200 Fenton Road, Flint
The 23 Twin Drive-In opened in 1972. The theater will be open for the season on April 7, 2017.

10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn
At one time, the Ford Drive-In was the largest Drive-In Theatre in America. It's open for viewing year-round, has multiple screens and has in-car heaters available in the winter.

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