Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre & Diner
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Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre & Diner is a historic drive-in theater and diner in Honor, Michigan on US Highway 31 (US 31). It opened on July 4, 1953. and was one of seven remaining drive-in theaters in Michigan in 2003. It has a snack bar, children's play areas, putt-putt golf, beach volleyball, home-run derby and an area for dogs. Entertainment events include Hula-Hoop contests and Elvis impersonators. The Cherry Bowl is the only remaining drive-in theater in Northern Michigan. The Cherry Bowl's sound system uses the original vacuum tube motiograph amplifiers powering speakers at speaker posts. An FM Radio option is also offered. The drive-in theatre is open in the summertime. The Cherry Bowl has converted to digital HD projection. Then-Governor Jennifer Granholm told the Detroit Free Press in 2009 that residents "haven't lived in Michigan until ' been to the old-fashioned Cherry Bowl Drive-in in Benzie County, where can sit on cushions in the back of truck on a warm night, munching on the best movie popcorn and chicken fingers in Michigan watching an evening summer movie." In 2013, Honda awarded the theatre a prize in its "Project Drive-In" social media campaign; the car maker awarded the Cherry Bowl a new digital projector. The theater and drive-in are located at 9812 Honor Highway (US 31).