Vacations are all about finding some time to relax and enjoy yourself with loved ones. Gatlinburg is the ideal vacation destination as you have plenty of ways to enjoy some outdoor activities and other thrilling options but then have ways to unwind. One of the best ways to relax during a vacation is to go to the movies. Going to the movie theatre has been a family tradition for generations and continues to be a popular family activity. You too can enjoy a movie or two in Gatlinburg by stopping by one of the theatres in the area. Take a look at the best places you can catch a movie around the Gatlinburg area:
The Forge Cinemas
Movie theatres are a great place to beat the heat of summer or to enjoy a film that you have been looking forward to. The Forge Cinemas is located in Pigeon Forge and plays all of the brand new movies. You will find stadium seating in this popular attraction with leather reclining seats that can put you to sleep if you are not careful. The Forge Cinemas is located on The Parkway where you can find other local attractions making it easy to find. Locals recommend purchasing your ticket in person at the concession stand; tickets are always a steal at $5 per person but if you buy online you will have to pay a hefty convenience fee. The concessions are also incredibly priced so make sure to bring your sweet tooth. The Forge Cinemas is a great place to catch a movie near Gatlinburg!
Governor’s Crossing Stadium 14
Another great cinema to visit for all of the new movies out is Governor’s Crossing Stadium 14. This local favorite is comparable to The Forge Cinemas in that it also offers $5 movie tickets for any time of the day. That’s right, you can see the newest movies on the big screen for a fraction of the cost found back home. Governor’s Cross Stadium 14 is located in Sevierville making it an easy drive to get to. This movie theatre is truly unique with its bright colors and unique design inside. This movie theatre will be a favorite with the kids as it has a serve-your-own drink station; this means you can get unlimited free refills on all soda and Icee beverages. The leather recliner seats are comfy and let you lay back. The sound quality is top-notch and will have you feeling like the movie is taking place right in front of you. Don’t miss out on the Governor’s Cross Stadium 14 in Sevierville.
Shoot Em Up Cinema 5D
For something, a little different come to try out Shoot Em Up Cinema 5D located in Gatlinburg. This is not your typical movie theatre but instead a 5D experience. Visitors will be treated to short 10-minute films where you can shoot the bad guys on the screen in a cowboy-themed movie. Guests will be given 3D glasses for items on the screen will “come out” into your face. Wind will be blowing in your hair and water will spray out giving you the true 5D experience. Expect an incredibly cheesy experience that kids of all ages will love. This is the perfect “cinema” experience for those wanting to engage with the big screen.
If you are looking for a movie in the evening and on the weekends Cherokee Cinemas has you covered. This local movie theatre is only open Thursday through Sunday and offers all of the newest movies to hit the screen. While the theatre only has 3 different screens they take their cleanliness seriously. Each theater will be fogged and sanitized to ensure customer health and safety. Movies play at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM making Cherokee Cinemas the perfect spot to grab an evening movie.
Drive-in movie theatres are becoming rarer and rarer as time goes on. This classic way to see a movie allows you to pull up in your vehicle and enjoy a movie at the fraction of typical movie theatre prices. Parkway Drive-In is our closet drive-in theatre and is worth the short drive. You will be able to catch a double feature on Friday and Saturday nights. The first film typically begins around 9:00 PM while the second is around 11:30 PM. This is perfect for adults and teenagers who do not mind being up late for an enjoyable movie or two. Come see how cinema first started at Parkway Drive-In!
Gatlinburg is Waiting
Unwind during your stay in Gatlinburg and enjoy a movie at one of these many different cinemas here in the area. Make the most of your trip by reserving one of our Gatlinburg vacation cabins to keep you comfortable for every day of your stay.