Drive-Ins, Non-Traditional Movie Theatres, and Stage Theatres


Looking to watch a movie under the stars at a local drive-in? Or maybe you want to visit a non-traditional theatre or stage theatre? If so, we’ve got you covered with this guide. Stay tuned as many drive-ins open as the weather gets warmer. Let us know your favorite in the comments!

Drive-Ins, Non-Traditional Movie Theatres, and Stage TheatresDrive-Ins, Non-Traditional Movie Theatres, and Stage Theatres near Nashville


Pink Cadillac Drive-in

  • About: A single screen drive-in showing double features seasonally, the Pink Cadillac Drive-in has been around since 1950. To learn what is showing, please call 931-729-2386 to listen to The Pink Cadillac’s recorded movie phone line.
  • Location: 2506 Highway 100, Centerville, TN 37033
  • Phone: 931-729-2386
  • Website for Pink Cadillac
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Hi-Way 50 Drive-in

  • About: Tennessee’s oldest operating drive-in, the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in was opened on 1946. It is located in Lewisburg, TN which is located about an hour’s drive south of Nashville, TN. Interestingly, in 2018, musician Kid Rock shot a full length music video at the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in.
  • Location: 1584 Fayetteville Highway, Lewisburg, TN 37091
  • Phone : 931-270-1591
  • Website for Hi-Way 50
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Stardust Drive-in Theatre

  • About: It is a two screen venue showing double features seasonally. The Stardust allows dogs as long as they are leashed at all times and well behaved.
  • Location: 310 Purple Tiger Dr., Watertown, TN 37184
  • Phone : 615-237-0077
  • Website for Stardust

Moonlite Drive-in

  • About: The Moonlite Drive-in was opened in 2005. It is a twin screened drive-in that shows double features seasonally.
  • Location: 931 West Main Street, Woodbury, TN 37190
  • Phone : 615-563-7900
  • Website for Moonlite Drive-in

Non-Traditional Movie Theatres:

The Belcourt

  • About: The Belcourt is a nonprofit cultural institution dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary, world, repertory and classic cinema.
  • Phone: Movie Line: (615) 383-9140 Main Office: (615) 846-3150
  • Location: 2102 Belcourt Avenue Nashville TN 37212
  • Website for The Belcourt

The Franklin Theatre

Nashville Scene’s Movies in the Park

  • About: FREE family event Thursday evenings in June at Elmington Park. Presented by the Nashville Scene, this family event is heading into it’s 24th season. Movies start at sundown.
  • Location: 2600 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
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Stage Theatres:

Dark Horse Theater

  • About: Performing Arts Theater. It is a beautiful old brick theater with a very small amount of seating and a time-warp feel to it.  Up front you are practically on stage with the performers.  It redefines intimate.
  • Phone: 615-297-7113
  • Location: 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37209
  • Website for Dark Horse Theater

Pull-Tight Players Theatre

  • About: Pull-Tight provides quality theatre and arts programs to Williamson County through its six mainstage shows each year, as well as its Youth Actors Guild and Junior Youth Actors Guild programs. Very small, intimate venue that allows the community to get involved with open auditions.
  • Phone:615-791-5007
  • Location: 112 Second Avenue South in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tennessee
  • Website for Pull-Tight Players

TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center)

  • About: The nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center, located in downtown Nashville, is dedicated to providing and supporting the presentation of the performing and cultural arts. Founded in 1980, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. In addition, TPAC administers one of the largest and most comprehensive arts education programs in the United States, serving students from pre-school to high school, educators, and adults.
  • Phone:615-782-4000
  • Location: 505 Deaderick Street, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Website for TPAC

Nashville Children’s Theatre

  • About: Nashville Children’s Theatre employs some of Nashville’s finest professional adult actors on stage to bring the highest quality performances to student groups during weekday performances and to families on evening and weekend public performances. Kids age 3 – 18 try on their own acting skills through NCT’s Drama Classes, with older students performing in full-length student productions during the summer months.
  • Phone:615-252-4675
  • Location: 25 Middleton Street, Nashville, TN 37210
  • Website for Nashville Children’s Theatre

Street Theatre

  • About: Street Theatre Company is a professional non-profit arts organization dedicated to pioneering innovative modern theater in Nashville.  Our aim is to engage our audience with universal stories that speak to the human experience and challenge conversation, to support local artists, to provide arts education to children of all ages, and to foster a new generation of theater arts participants and supporters.
  • Phone:(615) 554-7414
  • Location: STC continues it’s concerted effort to find a permanent home. Over the past couple of years, we’ve done performances at the Looby Theater, 4th Story Theater, Bailey Middle School, and Holy Trinity Community Church.
  • Website for Street Theatre

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre

  • About: Nashville’s Original Barn and most unique dining and theatre in the round experience. An evening of great food and entertainment.
  • Phone:615-646-9977
  • Location: 8204 Highway 100, Nashville, TN 37221
  • Website for Chaffin’s Barn Dinner


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