There are plenty of great things that come to mind when thinking about summer…swimming, hiking, fishing, grilling, baseball, and general outdoors usually get listed. However, one of my all-time summer favorites doesn’t happen to be included in that list. It gathers a large group of people and includes incredible effects, sometimes overpriced tickets, and usually involves loud noises and the occasional explosion…and no I don’t mean a KISS concert. I’m talking about summer blockbusters and I love them. From mid-May to Labor Day weekend, Hollywood throws us their biggest, most expensive films of the year. It’s no wonder it’s the best time of year to go to the movies.
Cumberland Valley movie-goers have some blockbuster options for theaters as well, including a good ole’ drive-in movie theater. The Cumberland Drive-In Theatre in Newville opened in 1952 and is one of only approximately 300 drive-ins still operating today. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Cumberland Drive-In Theatre offers a double-feature for the price of attending one film elsewhere.
If you’ve never been to a drive-in theater, I highly suggest it. The atmosphere adds so much more to the experience. It's a great way to have fun with a group of friends or to experience something different on a date night with your significant other.