Sometimes living on Cape Cod feels like a throw back in time. Between the old fashioned Friday night big band concerts, creameries with homemade ice cream, and mom and pop businesses like Chatham Jam and Jelly and Marion’s Pie Shop lining the streets, it is a wonder we manage to stay connected to the modern world with technology like iPhones and laptops. Add to that list one of our favorite old school pastimes – the Wellfleet Drive In Movie Theater.
Built in 1957, the Wellfleet Drive In is the only drive in theater on the Cape and one of the few remaining in the entire country. But while the original theater remains, modern state of the art speakers have been added to enhance sound quality and a snack bar, mini golf course, and playground add to the family fun scene. Also, during the day on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the summer, don’t miss the sprawling flea market with over 200 vendors featuring antiques, jewelry, and Cape Cod memorabilia.
This summer, old favorites like Toy Story and the Karate Kid are on the line up. But it doesn’t really matter what you watch – the main attraction is the atmosphere and people watching and a sense of nostalgia that is a rarity in today’s busy world.