What’s better than a walk in the moonlight? A movie under the stars, of course. Drive-in theaters have a special cache all their own. Although drive-ins across the country have fallen victim to urban sprawl and hard times, outdoor movies remain a much-beloved part of Wisconsin’s summer fun. Even in the age of multiplex and IMAX, ten drive-ins still operate here.

Wisconsin Drive-In Theaters

What’s better than a walk in the moonlight? A movie under the stars, of course. Drive-in theaters have a special cache all their own. Although drive-ins across the country have fallen victim to urban sprawl and hard times, outdoor movies remain a much-beloved part of Wisconsin’s summer fun. Even in the age of multiplex and IMAX, ten drive-ins still operate here.

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Drive-in movie theaters were created in the 1950s as a way to put unproductive real estate to better use.

The Origins of the Drive-In Theater

Drive-in movie theaters were created in the 1950s as a way to put unproductive real estate to better use.

Rear view of young couple snuggling behind the wheel of his convertible as they watch large screen action behind rows of cars at a drive-in movie theater, Los Angeles, July 22, 1949. Photograph by J.R. Eyerman.

Rear view of young couple snuggling behind the wheel of his convertible as they watch large screen action behind rows of cars at a drive-in movie theater, Los Angeles, July 22, 1949. Photograph by J.R. Eyerman.

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