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Drive-in Theatres Midwest

 

Clark 54 Drive-in Theatre
Summer Hill, IL
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

The Clark 54 Drive-in Theatre is open again for business for the summer. Fittingly, the drive-in is located in Summer Hill, IL. According to the Clark 54 Drive-in website, the ozoner opened for business on July 1, 1952. 04-06

 

 

 

 

This is the Georgetown Drive-in Theatre located in Georgetown, Indiana. It opened in 1951 and has two screens. It has a great neon marquee. Many thanks to Rosalind Causey for info and photos below. 08-06

 

Georgetown Drive-in Theatre marquee
Georgetown, IN
Photo courtesy Rosalind Causey

Georgetown Drive-in Theatre
Georgetown, IN
Photo courtesy Rosalind Causey

Georgetown Drive-in Theatre interior view
Georgetown, IN
Photo courtesy Rosalind Causey

 

 

Skyway Drive-in Theatre
Fish Creek, WI
Photo and info courtesy D. Randy Riggs

Here's the marquee for the Skyway Drive-in Theatre, which originally opened in 1950 and is a single screener. The Skyway Drive-In is located in Door County at 3475 Highway 42, Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212, halfway between Fish Creek and Ephraim, directly across from Peninsula State Park. It is still in operation. I shot this photo this past July and yes, spent an evening under the stars at this great old Drive-In. 12-06

 

 

 

 

 

Hi-Road Drive-in Theatre
Kenton, OH
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Just north of Kenton is the Hi-Road Drive-in Theatre. This drive-in was closed during the off season. The HI-Road Drive In was built in the 1940’s and has a lot capable of holding over 600 cars. The owners, the Millers, are looking to install a new larger screen closer to the size of the original screen tower that had been blown down in the early 1970's, as well as a lighted entrance and exit signs. 06-07

 

UPDATE 07/13 : The Hi-Road Drive-in added a new Screen 2 to their theater back at the start of the 2012 drive-in movie season. Many thanks to David Hughes for update. 07-13

 

 

Sunset Drive-in Theatre
Mansfield, OH
Photo and info courtesy Terry Darakis

The Sunset Drive-in and this faded marquee is located in Mansfield, OH along Route 30. 02-08

 

 

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