Best Drive-In Movie Theater - 2009
There's no better way to spend a summer evening than under a sky full of stars at the drive-in movies. While drive-in theaters are becoming relics, in the last few years they have enjoyed renewed interest. Fortunate are those who still have a drive-in in their hometown. Vali-Hi, located a mere 15 minutes outside of St. Paul, is one of those treasures. The movie lot is surrounded by cornfields, and when it is full of teenage girls in Forever 21 dresses, kids in their PJs eating popcorn out of grocery bags, and couples holding hands across their lawn chairs, it is an enchanting place to be. At Vali-Hi, tailgating and pets are okay (or at least ignored). Vintage cartoons of dancing hot dogs summon you to the snack bar during intermission, and the triple bills beckon you to be the warrior who stays up for the final reel. Get your lawn chair ready—Vali-Hi opened for the season earlier this month.