The buttery smell of freshly popped corn, the waves of excited whispers, and the dimming of the lights blend into a sensory symphony of anticipation before each film at Lakeshore Cinemas. Then the darkness settles and the screen lights up in silver, bathing awestruck audiences in the 2-D and 3-D sights of first-run blockbusters whose actors have just been taken out of their packaging. Yet despite its lengthy roster of recently released flicks, Lakeshore still embraces old favourites. Occasionally the screens pay homage to the history of film by showing classics. The theatre also steps up its celebratory power for birthday bashes that dish up pizza in a party room or entice gamers with Xbox game play on an auditorium’s massive screen.
Embrace the natural beauty of nature with a stroll through Windmill Pointe Park park in Grosse Pointe Park.
Don't deny your stomach an immaculate meal when you try this park's restaurant.
Bring the whole clan to this park — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon while getting in a decent work out? Look no further than Grosse Pointe Community Ice in Grosse Pointe.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Playing basketball inside a giant inflatable shoe sounds like a 21st-century update on Mother Goose, but at Amazing Fun, it's just one of the many exciting attractions. Throughout the indoor bounce park, kids might even recognize some of the faces staring back at them from the sides of the bounce houses, including Nemo and Buzz Lightyear. In addition to bouncing, kids can beep and boop on Amazing Fun's arcade games. The fun center also plays host to such special events as a birthday celebration, little league party,
or the birth of a new teddy bear.
As the sun rises and sets on the shore of Lake St. Clair, it illuminates a historic mansion surrounded by 87 acres of gardens, meadows, and lagoons. The light catches the elm and sugar maple trees, blue lilacs, and other local florae, treating guests to the same idyllic views that Edsel Ford—the only son of Henry Ford—used to enjoy with his wife, Eleanor Clay Ford, and their children. Built in 1929 and now open to the general public, this historic house and its surrounding grounds give visitors a glimpse into the everyday lives of one of America's most prominent families.
Edsel and Eleanor Ford were renowned for their progressive design tastes and support of the arts, and these forward-thinking sensibilities are readily apparent throughout their Gaukler Point home. Detroit architect Albert Kahn chose to characterize it as a cozy escape from city life by recreating the aesthetic of a Cotswold village cottage, complete with stone roofs, vine-covered walls, and lead-paned windows. But the Ford's decidedly modern style is still visible—for every antique and stuffed and mounted Model T, guests can also spot the sleek, custom-made furnishings and leather-paneled walls recommended by interior designer Walter Teague. The acres outside those walls were shaped with equal care by renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen, who chose to accentuate the area's natural beauty without giving any indication of manmade interference.