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Ask A Michigander: Where Can I Take My Girlfriend On A Date To A Drive-In Movie?

We are right in the middle of the outdoor season of cinematic fervor and a season where the nights are perfect for outdoor adventures here in the Mitten State. It is definitely a great time to grab your significant other, peruse your laptop, and decide where your next date night will be. Do you really want to go see If I Stay, and cry at your local Celebration Cinema next to a perfect stranger? I didn’t think so.

Here are some awesome options for drive-ins in Michigan:

5 Mile Drive-In: Dowagiac, MI

Open from June to October each year on Friday and Saturday nights, this drive-in has a full concession stand, a playground, and a movie that starts at dusk offering families a quiet alternative to the busy theaters playing several movies. 5 Mile opened in 1961 and continues those traditions with just one screen.

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Capri Drive-In | photo courtesy of @oliveorrr

Capri Drive-In: Coldwater, MI

Opening in the summer of 1964, with 2 screens and space for 900 cars, date night is in full force at this drive-in for the entire community. Movie goers should be sure to grab snacks and beverages for the cinematic adventures and settle in. There’s always a double feature worth checking out.

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Capri Drive-In | photo courtesy of @theebenlyon

Getty Drive-In: Muskegon, MI

Head toward the western lakeshore for double feature heaven. Getty Drive-in boasts 4 screens for your entertainment pleasure. Movies play rain or shine, and outside food is welcome to snack on (bringing a picnic would be great for a date). The shows start at sundown folks. See you there!

The Awesome Mitten (Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater)
Cherry Bowl Drive-Ini | photo via mLive

Cherry Bowl Drive-In: Honor, MI

The Cherry Bowl works to transport movie goers back to the 50s in the most nostalgic ways possible. Boasting a putt-putt golf course, slides, bouncers, and tons of other family entertainment, this drive-in is great for both a date night and a night out with the family.

The Awesome Mitten (Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater)
Cherry Bowl Drive-In | photo via Eric Weir

Ford Drive-In: Dearborn, MI

Always a double feature for Southeast Michigan movie goers year-round. Take extra time to pack some treats that your sweetheart will like and pick from 1 of 5 screens for the evening. You’re never without variety! Make it a double-date night with the price of one ticket per car.

The Awesome Mitten (Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater)
Cherry Bowl Drive-In | photo via Cherry Bowl Drive-In

Us 23 Drive in Theatre: Flint, MI

Clearly, this drive-in knows what it’s doing. It opened in 1951, and with 3 screens and an expanded concession menu to include dinner items, don’t expect it to go anywhere soon. What do you want to see? Do some exploring and see what’s playing because every ticket is a double feature.

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US 23 Drive-In Theater | photo via @hflores3178

Do you have any other questions regarding Michigan? Me too! Where can I find a real wolverine besides Ann Arbor? Why do I feel like I need to buy snow shoes when the Farmer’s Almanac threatens a colder winter than last? Is Art Prize going to be bigger than last year? Where is the best fishing? I know. So many questions! Its okay, just ask.

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