America's Best Outdoor Movie Theaters
Courtesy of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Inc.
Flicks on Bricks, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR
How democratic: Portlanders actually get to vote on the movies they want to see at this outdoor series on Fridays in July and August. (Sixteen Candles, The Muppets Take Manhattan, and Jaws were among the 2010 winners.) Maybe that’s why more than 7,000 locals descend on this downtown brick square for a typical screening. With more than 40,000 square feet, there’s ample room, just be sure to bring a heavy blanket or folding chair—those bricks aren’t comfy seating for a 90-minute movie.