The Spud Drive-In is a fixture of Idaho’s Teton Valley—down the road from Driggs and less than an hour from Jackson, Wyoming. Built in 1953 by Ace Wood, the roadside institution has changed hands numerous times over the years. It almost closed in 2011 because it lacked a digital projector and film studios had all but halted the production of 35mm prints, forcing U.S. theaters to get with the times or shut down. Multiple fundraising efforts and steady local support saved the day, however, ensuring that moviegoers can enjoy Spud flicks and potato-related photo ops for years to come. (Why yes, that is a pair of tubers towing “The World’s Largest Potato” on a flat-bed truck.) Tickets are $7 for “Spectaters,” $6 for “Seasoned Taters,” $4 for “Small Fries,” and free for “Tots” under 5. Because of course.
231 ID-33 Scenic, Driggs, ID; 208-354-2727.