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. 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.

Ramsdell Theatre

Opera, concerts, plays, art and movies—all in a fully restored opera house built in 1903. Manistee. (231) 398-9770

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.

For more summer vacation ideas in Northern Michigan, grab the 2013 MyNorth Vacation Guide!

Your Guide to Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Leelanau, Benzie & More

From the same people who produce Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine, this is a colorful, easy-to-use guide to Northern Michigan vacation ideas from Ludington to Traverse City, from Charlevoix to Mackinac Island and everything in between. It is filled with ideas, tips and hundreds of websites that connect you to fun, food, activities, lodging and recreation in every part of Northern Michigan.

  • More than 140, full color pages with stunning photography and travel stories
  • Maps of each region
  • Hundreds of resources

Be sure to also check out our free online area-specific vacation guides!

Traverse City

Ideas for your ultimate vacation in Traverse City, Acme, Fife Lake, Interlochen, Kingsley, and Williamsburg


Ideas for your ultimate vacation in Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor, Mackinac Island, and Boyne Country

Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes

Ideas for your ultimate vacation in Charlevoix, Alden, Beaver Island, Bellaire, Central Lake, Easst Jordon, Elk Rapids, and Torch Lake


Ideas for your ultimate vacation in Cedar, Empire, Glen Arbor, Lake Leelanau, Leland, Maple City, Northport, Peshawbestown, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Suttons Bay, and Omena

Benzie & West Shore

Ideas for your ultimate vacation in Benzie, Manistee, West Shore, Beulah, Benzonia, Crystal Lake, Frankfort, Ludington, Onekama, and Pentwater