- May 2013
- Northern Michigan Vacations: Benzie West Shore's Best Theaters
Northern Michigan Vacations: Benzie West Shore's Best Theaters
Northern Michigan Vacations: Warm popcorn paired with a good movie makes for a perfect end to the day in my book, especially at these theaters in Benzie
Jun 20, 2013 Matt Crisimmi and Angela Brown
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Northern Michigan Vacations: Can't wait to see that Hollywood hit? Just want to relax after a day in the sun? See how many people you can fit in the car to snag a front row seat at Honor's Cherry Bowl Drive-In or dress up for a night at the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee. Northern Michigan may not have the conventional suburban megaplexes, but your movie experience is sure to be memorable at a classic drive-in and other historic small-town theaters throughout Benzie West Shore.
Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theater
Spend an evening at this family-fun drive-in where vintage cartoons are the opening act, followed by a double-feature of current release family-friendly flicks as the starry night sky twinkles above. 9812 HWY. 31, HONOR, 231.325.3413, CHERRYBOWLDRIVEIN.COM.
Opera, concerts, plays, art and movies—all in a fully restored opera house built in 1903.
Vogue Theater, Manistee
July opening is planned for this $2.3 million renovation project that will, in its first phase, bring to life two of the planned three screens in an Art Deco–themed movie house, built in 1938. Traverse City’s State Theater is providing contacts and expertise, but the Manistee community is leading the way with a volunteer list now at 600 and counting. Follow the progress at FACEBOOK.COM/THEVOGUETHEATRE.
Frankfort Garden Theater
Recently and lovingly restored, this old-time movie house shows current and classic films and also is home to the Frankfort Film Festival, which shows “best of show” films from prestigious festivals worldwide. 301 W. MAIN ST., FRANKFORT, 231.352.7561, FRANKFORTGARDENTHEATER.COM.