Rainy summer days are the perfect excuse to catch a matinee movie at a small-town theater—the sweet alternative to multi-screen, big-city cineplexes.

Elk Rapids

The Elk Rapids Cinema retains many of its historical details from when it first opened in 1940, and boasts the world’s largest black-light ceiling design. 205 RIVER ST., 231.264.8601, ELKRAPIDSCINEMA.COM.


The 1970s-era Charlevoix Cinema III underwent major renovations earlier this year, including new seats, digital projectors and a 3D screen. 107 ANTRIM ST., CHARLEVOIX, 231.547.4353, CHARLEVOIXMOVIES.COM.


The Bellaire Cinema has been a fixture since the early ‘40s, and happens to be located less than a block from the Dairy Twist, one of the best soft serves around (for after-movie treats, of course). 112 N. BRIDGE ST., BELLAIRE, 989.731.9766, NORTHERNMICINEMAS.COM.

Don’t miss these five small-town theatres across Northern Michigan!

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


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