Recently, the Tennessean put together a list of the top ten child friendly things to do in the Nashville area, and if you’re seeking a super fun family getaway; this is the city! From children’s museums, to zip lining, you’ll be surprised at the various activities you can complete in the city best known for music. One developing hotspot that you’ll not want to miss if you plan to make a trip there next year is the drive in coming in 2018!
The golden age of drive-in movies may be a thing of the past, but Nashville is hoping to provide a re-surge for the concept. The city will be embracing the 1960s tradition of viewing films in cars outdoors through the development of August Moon: a new facility that is being built in the city of Nashville, Tennessee that will allow visitor to watch their favorite flicks within vehicles … except they will be indoors!
Yes, you read correct! Indoors!
The new theatre, 400,000 square feet and all, will provide guests the feeling of being in an outdoor drive-in theatre, without really being outdoors. The indoor drive-in will be under a dome (air-supported) and offer visitors a simulated sky (stars and all) to build that idea of being outside, under the stars, and watching a movie; just like the good old days!
And what’s a drive-in without refreshments! August Moon will offer full-food service, stacked with ‘60s-inspired items including milk shakes and burgers, a full bar, and will offer private lounging spaces for live music, as well. It is also being reported that the facility is developing the biggest North American movie screen (non-IMAX) for everyone’s viewing pleasure, and plans to offer its own classic cars for seating. Turns out, everyone’s vehicle will have to say outside the theatre, but the good news for classic car enthusiasts is the opportunity to sit in one of these vintage vehicles and enjoy a flick.
But what kind of movies can one expect from the theatre? It seems August Moon will offer a variety of films from new releases to classics; as well as live performers who can interact with movie-goers when a film isn’t on. Prices will range from $8 to $20 each show.
The designer of August Moon, Michael Counts states, the idea behind the theater is a sound stage. He goes on to note that they are building a set for visitors to feel like they are in an outdoor drive-in, but on an indoor setting.
August Moon is set to open in mid-2018 and it is being reported that the facility will cost approximately $10 million dollars to build.