I spent the second half of my childhood in Whitefish, Montana. There was a drive-in about ten minutes away—in between Whitefish and Columbia Falls—and every time my parents would drive me home from the airport at night, I’d see the big screen, and think about how awesome it would be to watch a movie there: something straight out of “Grease.” When I turned 13-years-old, I finally got my chance: we sat in the back of my dad’s truck on a not-so-warm summer night, surrounded by the mountains that circle the Flathead Valley.
That drive-in’s closed now, but here are four other places you can enjoy an outdoor movie in the mountains.
Film on the Rocks
Film on the Rocks has been running for 11 consecutive seasons. There are 10 movies each summer that play weekly, and a band that opens the movie starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets are 10 dollars in advance or 12 dollars at the door, but movies frequently sell out—capacity is 7,500 people—so if you’re really dying to see a movie, be sure to purchase yours in advance. The line-up consists of cult classics such as Princess Bride and Monty Python and The Holy Grail. This natural amphitheater will ensure your movie-viewing experience is unlike any other.
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