During the week, the lot at The Drive-In sits vacant—but it's far from abandoned. A bit before the clock strikes 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, cars start to crowd into empty spots. The carloads of families and couples on date night are there for the feature, which usually includes one kid-friendly movie—think Planes—or one for grownups, such as Wolverine. Plus, audience members can munch on buckets of popcorn as films unfold.
Without transcendent classical music, Nashville's top cultural event would be a polka band performing a 58-minute "Yakety Sax" jam session instead of today's Groupon to the Nashville Symphony. For $30, you get one ticket to see Thibaudet Returns at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Concerts take place on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. and April 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. All seating is in the $75 orchestra level.
Set in a strategic location between an Applebee's and high-profile steakhouse, the Regal Hollywood 27 is one of Nashville’s most popular cinemaplexes. Thanks to recent refurbishment, the Regal Hollywood now has state-of-the-art audio and projection equipment. Their wide, breathable seating makes it easy to watch even the longest feature films without discomfort. They’re arguably the biggest cinema around, with a whopping total of 27 screens. This enables them to have multiple screens to a movie, which means lower queue times and better seating, making your movie experience that much more enjoyable. They also keep movies well beyond other cinemas and will run the reel for even a single viewer, making them the perfect place to catch an older flick.
Regal Opry Mills 20 and IMAX Movie Theater is Nashville’s biggest cinema megaplex. They feature state of the art audio and video technologies, including RPX, IMAX, RealD 3D, and Dolby Atmos. Their numerous halls can accommodate all of the box office hits at any given time. The Regal also has a streamlined and extremely efficient box office, making it rare for the queue wait time to exceed five minutes on even the most crowded opening days. They have an option to reserve a specific seat in their IMAX Theater by default with each new viewing, allowing movie buffs to save themselves the headache of booking each time a new movie comes out.
Regal Green Hills 16, is a 16 screen theatre with stadium seating. Part of the Regal Entertainment Group, each stadium can host around 100-150 people. The theater plays movies of all genres, such as foreign or mainstream. Conveniently located near the Mall of Green Hills, it is in one of Nashville's favorite neighborhoods. Regal Hills offers student and senior discounts. Tickets can be purchased at a kiosk for a quick checkout, so you can avoid those pesky lines. Even offering print at home tickets that can be purchased from your mobile phone, the only question remaining is, why aren't you already at the movies?