Architecture & History Versus Drive-In Modernity
Whether you have your heart set on classic Broadway renditions, historic architecture features or modern movies in an outdoor setting, this is the blog for you!
Below we have some of America's absolute best cinematic experiences, focusing on either history and architecture or modern drive-ins across the country! Get the whole gang and get ready for a great night at any of these popular places today!
- New Amsterdam - NYC
When it comes to iconic Broadway plays, historic theatres, and amazing architecture, New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City is a must!
- Yale Repertory - New Haven, Connecticut
‘The Rep’ in New Haven is one of the best regional theatres, winning a total of 8 Tony’s and being nominated for over 40 Broadway plays since it’s beginning in 1966 by Yale’s Dean of Drama.
- Cleveland Playhouse - Cleveland, Ohio
The first professional regional theater in the country can be found here in Cleveland, with over 1300 productions and 12 million guests under it’s belt to date, recently celebrating its 100th anniversary with such actors who got their start here as Alan Alda and Paul Newman.
- Berkeley Repertory - Berkeley, California
On the California coast, you will find another must-visit stage, the Berkeley Repertory. Many of these theatres pieces have been adapted for Broadway, and a few Tony’s have even been earned here!
- Saenger - NOLA
NOLA is known for amazing historic architecture and southern charm already, then you add in world-class historic theatres such as the Saenger and you’ve got it all! Built 2 years before the Great Depression, this 15th century Florentine theatre has extravagant gardens and grounds to boot.
- Alliance - Georgia
See such stage-classic hits as The Color Purple here at the largest theatre in the Southeast, the 1968 established theatre that has won several Tony’s in its time!
- Coyote Drive-In - Fort Worth, Texas
Everything's bigger in Texas, including this drive-in! Enjoy a retro look with modern amenities while here, as well as hitching posts, local foods, and live music!
- Capri Drive-In - Coldwater, Michigan
Head north, to Michigan, to see another one of the very best, the Capri Drive-In. This spot has been family owned and operated for over 50 years now and offers really fun and convenient lodging packages as well! (Michigan also holds another great, Ford Drive-In!)
- Mesa Drive in - Pueblo, Colorado
Colorado isn’t just known for great natural scenery, though that is a bonus as you drive here for Pueblo’s 3-screen recently updated outdoor theatre, only made better by the vibrant scenery and unbeatable sunsets.
- Harvest Moon Drive-In - Gibson City, Illinois
The Midwest has it’s own drive-in claim to fame, the Gibson City Harvest Moon Drive-In that boasts an impressive neon sign and over 60 years of experience. While the tradition and atmosphere may seem retro, the technology is not, the entire drive-in run off of wind power.
- Route 66 Drive-In - Carthage, Missouri
Another Midwest hidden gem can be found in Carthage, along Route 66. Enjoy local Route 66 history and culture as you take in a movie at this largely family-oriented drive-in, complete with a playground and large field for frisbee or football.
- Becky’s Drive-In -Walnutport, Pennsylvania
Pony rides, car shows, and local festivals accompany this historic drive-in, making it highly unique and highly entertaining, much worth the stop!