Drive-in and enjoy

May 26, 2011 —

I grew up watching movies where the characters within those movies went to the movies at a drive-in. Whew, that was a mouth full.

How many of you have ever been to a drive-in theater to watch a flick? The number I’m sure is dwindling because they have been disappearing over the last couple of decades at a quick pace. Our state is lucky to still have four left, with the closest one to Des Moines only being about a 40-minute drive away. So how about packing up the car and making a road trip to one over this upcoming long Memorial Day weekend. I can smell the butter popcorn already!

Drive-in movie

Grand View Drive-In Theater – Grandview, IA

61 Drive-In – Maquoketa, IA

Valle Drive-In – Newton, IA (closest to Des Moines)

Superior 71 Drive-In – Spirit Lake, IA


With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.