Big Picture Theater (Waitsfield, Vt.)

The artisan culture of this picturesque New England town is on full display at the community theater that mixes the big (ish) screen with live music and nightlife. The Big Picture Theater, owned by a filmmaker, focuses on the latter each New Year’s Eve, bringing in a DJ to celebrate the new year in this sleepy Vermont town near Mad River Glen. $5, 802-496-8994