Everything that is updated on this site will be placed on this page with the date and a description of what was added or changed. This should make it easier to find out what's new instead of searching through the entire site to find what's been added. Be sure to check back frequently as I am currently adding many new things. Let me know if you like what you see!
November 10, 2013
<>The Keno Drive-in Theater was the last drive-in open in Wisconsin for the 2013 season. Tonight it also closed for the seaon...sadly, probably for the last time. If you didn't get a chance to go, you missed out. Have a great winter. Keep thinking spring and drive-ins. I will post things on this site throughout the off season, so please check back occasionally.
November 5, 2013
<>The final weekend of the season for the Keno Drive-in Theater is November 8-10th. The last drive-in still open for the season in Wisconsin may also have its final weekend forever. Digital projection threatens this drive-in and we may not see it open for the 2014 season. Let's hope I'm wrong.
October 25, 2013
<>The Keno Drive-in Theater is the last drive-in open in Wisconsin for the 2013 season. May only be open this weekend and next. So get out there and enjoy one last weekend under the stars this year. As you know, the Keno may not be around next year...sadly.
October 17, 2013
<>There are only a few drive-ins still open this season. The rest have closed for the season. Get out to them while you can. The ones that haven't switched to digital projection may not be around in the spring...Don't wait till they're gone!!!
September 3, 2013
<>The Starlite 14 Drive-in located in Richland Center, WI is the first drive-in to close for the season. Others will soon follow. Get out there and enjoy the great weather that we still have.
August 19, 2013
<>I put on the links page an updated list of all the Wisconsin drive-in theaters that have switched to digital projection. As for the ones that haven't switched yet, please try and support them as it is crucial they convert or there will be no 35mm film to show next year! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer at the drive-in. A reminder that a few WI drive-ins will start closing for the season in a few weeks, so time is running out for this season already.
June 3, 2013
<>With the 80th anniversary of the first drive-in theater opening in Camden, NJ in a few days, many thanks go out to Don Dzikowski for creating the cover photo on the home page! Love the nostalgic look he gave for the coming anniversary. Also, be sure to check out the drive-in theater memorabilia page and see a letter envelope from the first drive-in theater dated a mere 6 weeks after it opened! And there are a few news articles on drive-in theaters added to the Drive-ins In The News page. Please check them out!
May 21, 2013
<>All Wisconsin drive-in theaters are now open for the 2013 season! Get out there and enjoy movies under the stars! Now going strong for 80 years!
May 3, 2013
<>Even more drive-ins are open in Wisconsin! The Skyway Drive-in in Door County has gone digital!!! Be sure to congratulate them when you go there!
April 26, 2013
<>More WI drive-in theaters are open for the season! Check out the links page to find out which one's. Also, congrats to the Field of Scenes Drive-in Theater in Freedom, WI. They made the switch to digital cinema this year.
March 29, 2013
<>The Stardust Drive-in Theater located in Chetek, WI is the first Wisconsin drive-in theater to open for the season!!! The long wait if finally over!!
<>I was having issues with my links page so I had to redo it. Now it works great again! And with that being said, notice the 2013 season is almost upon us! A few drive-ins have announced their season opening dates! I have also been told that this MAY be the last season for the Keno Drive-in theater in Pleasant Prairie, WI. Be sure to get out there just in case the rumors are true! Check out the events page for something coming to the 18 Outdoor Theater in Jefferson, WI this May!
January 12, 2013
<>Just finished with some cosmetic touch ups to the site. Really looking forward to this upcoming drive-in season. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the first drive-in theater to ever open in Camden, NJ on June 6, 1933. Should be a great year!
December 31, 2012
<>Just wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Here's to a great new upcoming drive-in season fill with new memories for all! Be safe.
December 24, 2012
<>I want to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I hope everybody was good this year so Santa will bring all the goodies that you all wanted. Do to the recent tragedies in this country, give the ones you love and extra hug this Christmas and remember what the season is all about!
November 30, 2012
<>Added a news story about the famed Admiral Twin drive-in located in Tulsa, OK. The iconic screen tower burned down a couple of years ago and it was though lost forever. A few scenes from the 80's movie, "The Outsiders," was filmed at this drive-in. Well two years later, they are back open!! Here is an article about the final weekend of the season!
November 12, 2012
<>All of Wisconsin's drive-in theaters are now closed for the season. Hope everyone had an enjoyable time at their local drive-ins. A few WI drive-ins are in jeopardy of closing forever due to the digital conversion. Let's hope a solution can be found before that happens! I will have updates throughout the winter months so stop back and see what's new!
October 29, 2012
<>With the closure of the Sky-Vu drive-in in Monroe, WI for the season, the Keno Drive-in theater is the only drive-in theater left open for the season!! Time is running out folks to get to the drive-in this year.
October 15, 2012
<>Down to 2 drive-ins left open for the season. The Sky Vu drive-in in Monroe and the Keno Drive-in are the only WI drive-ins left open for the season. Hurry before they close for the season.
October 3, 2012
<>Only a few Wisconsin drive-in theaters left open. Better hurry, it's a long off season if you don't.
August 28, 2012
<>Well folks, the end of the 2012 season has begun. The Moonlight Outdoor in Shawano, WI is already closed for the season. The Starlite 14 in Richland Center, WI is having their season come to an end on September 2nd. Remember to help support the Starlite 14 in their fund raising efforts to convert to digital. And remember the annual Dusk to Dawn show at the 18 Outdoor Theater in Jefferson, WI this coming Sunday, September 2nd.
June 20, 2012
<>Lots of updates to the site. New photos from Kendall Thiel are now posted to the "Wisconsin's Newest Drive-in - 2011" The Twilight Outdoor in Chilton, WI is looking great with all the new improvements done lately. Check it out. Updated the Breaking News page with the news of WI's second drive-in going digital. Also, Drive-in In The News page has several new stories related to drive-in theaters. Please read them.
May 19, 2012
<>All Wisconsin drive-in theaters are open for the season! Get out there and enjoy yourself!
April 27, 2012
<>More Wisconsin drive-in theaters are now open for the season. The Sky Vu drive-in located in Monroe, WI is now the second drive-in in the state to switch to digital projection which the movie industry is requiring all theaters to switch too by June of 2013. Remember, the Starlite 14 is having fund raisers all summer long to help them raise money for the new digital projectors which cost around $50,000 for each screen.
March 30, 2012
<>Doing some long awaited updates to the site. I have added some news stories to the Drive-ins In The News page. I have moved the Stardust Drive-in located in Chetek, WI (from the home page where it was under Wisconsin's Newest Drive-in), to the photo gallery page. I replaced them in that same section with the newest drive-in theater in Wisconsin - The Twilight Outdoor in Chilton, WI. Check them out on the home page under Wisconsin's Newest Drive-in - 2011. The Twilight Outdoor was also added to the Photo gallery page as well. And last but not least, the Drive-in Theater Related Videos page was updated with new videos to watch, some on WI drive-ins. Enjoy!
March 22, 2012
<>The Stardust Drive-in located in Chetek, WI is the first drive-in theater in Wisconsin to open for the season. Wooo Hooo! The the fun begin.
March 19, 2012
<>Check out the links page and see which Wisconsin Drive-ins are opening soon!
February 3, 2012
<>Is it springtime yet?? Getting antsy here waiting for the drive-in season to start!
December 31, 2011
<>Just wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Here's to a great new upcoming drive-in season fill with new memories for all! Be safe.
December 24, 2011
<>Wishing everyone a safe and joyous holiday this year!
October 25, 2011
<>All the drive-in theaters in Wisconsin are now CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! Hope everyone had a fun and safe season. Remember to keep checking back here as I will add some new things in the off season. See you all at the drive-in come spring of 2012!
September 29, 2011
<>Still a few drive-ins open for the season but they are closing fast. The Sky Vu in Monroe, WI will be going digital next season! Be sure to get out to those drive-ins before they are closed for winter. Also, added a link to the new Chilton Twilight Outdoor Theater, located in Chilton, WI. It is a brand new drive-in that opened about a month ago. More info and pics to follow on that drive-in.
September 2, 2011
<>Many Wisconsin drive-ins are going to weekends only. The 18 Outdoor and the Starlite 14 are closing for the season after Labor Day weekend. So you better get out there and see the shows before they close up.
July 25, 2011
<>It's with great sadness that I announce the passing of Dorthy Legros. See passed away on July 22nd. Her husband Don passed away back in September of last year. They have owned the Big Sky Drive-in in the Wisconsin Dells since 1980. They will be missed. Their daughter Mary says the show must go on! Thanks to Robert Mager for posting the notice.
July 3, 2011
<>Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend everyone! Great movies playing at all your local Wisconsin drive-in theaters. Remember to check out our Facebook page and like us there! Link on the home page.
June 3, 2011
<>This site now has a Facebook page. Link to us and hit the Like button to be able to post your summer happings at your favorite Wisconsin drive-in theater. Let your friends know. Still updating the page so check it out.
May 1, 2011
<>All Wisconsin Drive-in Theaters are now OPEN FOR THE SEASON! Get out there and make some memories this summer!
May 1, 2011
<>Added a few stories to the Drive-ins In The News page. Included is a great story about the new digital conversion for the 18 Outdoor Theater in Jefferson, WI. Check it out.
April 28, 2011
<>The 2011 drive-in season in now in full swing. Only a few drive-ins have yet to open but that will change in the coming weeks. Check out the Breaking WI Drive-in News page for news concerning the 2011 season! More updates will follow.
April 2, 2011
<>The Keno Drive-in Theater is opening for the season on April 15, 2011. I plan on being there! Are you??? Also the Stardust Drive-in located in Chetek, WI will be a twin theater this season! One more bit of great news is the 18 Outdoor Theater will be going digital this season becoming the first Wisconsin drive-in theater to bring you your favorite movies in digital projection! And last but not least, the Gemini Drive-in Theater in Eau Claire, WI is under new ownership. They will be introducing Flea Markets at the Gemini starting in April.
March 31, 2011
<>Wanted to let everyone know that I am just about done moving. Please note my new address and phone number. The phone number is my land line number. My email will always be the same. So please feel free to contact me at my new address and phone #.
10525 W. Greenfield Ave. #23
West Allis, WI 53214
January 1, 2011
<>Just wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Here's to a great new upcoming drive-in season fill with new memories for all! Be safe.
December 13, 2010
<>Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! Please be safe this holiday season, as I want to see everyone at the drive-in next year. Remember, I still have some drive-in theater memorabilia left for sale. Makes a great gift for that drive-in fan on your list. Check out the link on the home page and get in touch with me for more details.
November 3, 2010
<>And that is the end of the 2010 Drive-in season in Wisconsin. If you didn't make it to the Keno Drive-in last weekend, your out of luck until at least March 2011. Hope everyone had a great summer at the drive-in. Keep checking back here for added info all winter long. And remember to check out the drive-in memorabilia that is for sale. Link is on the home page. See everyone next summer at the drive-in.
October 25, 2010
<>And then there was just one! Yes, the Keno Drive-in Theater is the ONLY Wisconsin drive-in theater left open for the 2010 season. And this coming weekend is probably the last one for the season so you better get out there and get your drive-in fix while you can. I know I will bet there.
October 19, 2010
<>We are down to just two drive-in theaters still open for the season in Wisconsin. The Keno Drive-in will still be open for at least 2 more weekends. You better get out there and get your drive-in fix before it's too late. Also check out the drive-in theater memorabilia that is for sale. The link is on the home page. Check it out.
September 21, 2010
<>Check out the drive-in theater memorabilia I have for sale. It's your chance to own a piece of drive-in history. The link is on the home page. Also, be sure to get to the drive-in as the season is starting to come to an end. Some drive-ins are already closed for the season.
August 30, 2010
<>Had some glitches on the site this past month or so. I have lost some links for Drive-ins In The News page. So I will just have to make updates to things from here on. Coming up is the Dusk to Dawn show at the 18 Outdoor in Jefferson this Sunday, September 5th. I will be there of course. Rumor has it that there will be 6 movies that night!
May 22, 2010
<>All Wisconsin drive-in theaters are open for the season! Please get out there and support your local drive-in. I know spring just got here with summer right around the corner but Ol' Man Winter is lurking not far away. Have a safe summer.
April 9, 2010
<>The 2010 drive-in season is now here! 3 Wisconsin drive-ins are now open. Check out the links page to see which drive-ins are open. See you all at the drive-in! Don't forget to sign the guestbook.
March 29, 2010
<>I have a added some dates for when the first Wisconsin drive-in theaters open. A few are opening April 9th! Check out the links page to see which ones. The new drive-in season is almost here!
January 9, 2010
<>I have added another drive-in story to the Drive-ins In The News page. I have also finally added a bunch of ads to the Original Newspaper Ads from Wisconsin page. A total of 42 ads were placed on these pages along with a new drive-in added that I have found ads for...The Franklin 100 Drive-in. There are now 49 drive-ins represented with 319 ads in this section alone! Check them out.
January 2, 2010
<>First additions to the new year! I have some new stories added to the Drive-ins In The News page. Check them out. Also, I will be adding some new original drive-in movie theater ads to the Wisconsin Drive-in ads page over the next few days. Let me know what you think.
December 31, 2009
<>Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I will get back to more updates very soon. But please be safe so everyone can see you at the drive-in in 2009!
November 25, 2009
<>Winter is just around the corner but there is news about Drive-in theaters! Check out a couple of new stories about drive-ins across the country in the Drive-ins In The News page. A quick update. I recently finished doing my voiceover work for my 41 Twin Documentary. So we are one step closer to getting it finished.
October 15, 2009
<>Well folks, if you didn't get to the drive-in the last few weeks, your out of luck. All the drive-ins in Wisconsin are now CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! I am thankful that I made it to the Keno Drive-in on Friday October 9th for one last spin on the ol' gravel lot. Speaking of the Keno Drive-in, I have some news that they are getting a shake machine for next season!! Yum Yum!
Now I have a long, cold winter of withdrawal to endure. But I will still have updates to the site ALL winter long so check back often to see what's new. And speaking of new, check out the Drive-ins In The News page for the most recent drive-in news stories. THINK SPRING EVERYONE!
October 1, 2009
<>There are only 5 drive-ins still open in Wisconsin this season. Before you know it they will all be closed. I have added the latest articles for the Drive-ins In The News page. Enjoy.
September 2, 2009
<>Hey folks, it's been a LONG while since I had any updates. Well that is because since the last update in May, I have had a major server meltdown and couldn't get ANYTHING to update for my site. But finally, the problems have been fixed and some long overdue updates are here. So bear with me on the "NEW" stories posted in the Drive-ins In The News section. I listed all the news stories on that page with a NEW arrow just so you can get caught up on all the drive-in related items from the summer.
It is also getting to be that time of year when the drive-ins will start closing for the season. The 18 Outdoor in Jefferson will be closing on September 12th and the Gemini Drive-in is closing for the season on September 6th. Remember the Gemini is still for sale so get to this drive-in because you never know when it could be gone forever.
Be sure to check out the WI Drive-in Events page for some GREAT upcoming events at your local WI drive-in.
<>I have added some new additions to the Drive-ins In The News section. Lot's of good reading. Remember, all drive-in theaters in Wisconsin are now open. With these tough economic times, drive-in theaters offer a great bargain for families. So get out there this summer have some fun and save money too!
May 12, 2009
<>I have added to the Events page a listing for the Keno Drive-in theater. Come celebrate Wisconsin's oldest continually operating Drive-in theater this summer! The Keno Drive-in is having an anniversary weekend from May 15 through May 17th. Birthday cake will be given out to everyone on Friday and Saturday nights. Balloons will decorate the concession stand and more. Cone on out and celebrate!
April 17, 2009
<>I have added a new drive-in theater to the WI Drive-in Theater Listings Page. Well it's not new but I have been hesitant to add this drive-in for some time. It is listed on the Region 3 listing. It is called the Meadowlark Drive-in Theater and was located 6 miles south of Wisconsin Dells on Highway 12. The theater opened on June 16, 1951 and wasn't open very long at all. BUT it still existed and hopefully someone knows of this theater and has information and photos of it. Please let me know if you do. Thanks.
April 13, 2009
<>Here is the latest installment of Drive-ins In the News. Check it out!
April 10, 2009
<>HEAR YE, HEAR YE, The 2009 drive-in season is now here! Yea I know that was a bit cheesy but what can I say? I'm excited. My first stop is to the Keno Drive-in on 4-10-09! See you there.
March 19, 2009
<>I have just added the start of the 2009 edition of Drive-ins In The News. Check out the page for recent news articles from the newspapers or online sources.
March 10, 2009
<>I have added a few special events to the Events Page. This coming May 18th, 2009, will be the Keno Drive-in Theater's 60th anniversary. The drive-in opened on May 18, 1949 and has been showing silver screen memories ever since. I will post updates if any special anniversary events are planned. Make an extra trip to Wisconsin's oldest drive-in theater this summer.
Also, 2 more events are planned for the new Stardust Drive-in Theater in Chetek, WI. In addition to the already posted Spook-A-Rama (September 25th and 26th), they are having a Harry Potter Costume Contest for the weekend of July 17th and 18th. And a Pajama Party Weekend for August 21st and 22nd. Check out the WI Drive-in Events page for more details.
***On another note, I have made all the pages in this website that either contain photos of drive-ins, memorabilia and vintage newspaper ads to be copy protected. This means that when you go to right click on a photo or newspaper ad, you won't be able to copy them anymore. I have found numerous photos and vintage ads from my site all over the internet without proper credit given to me or this website. So I have had to resort to copy protecting all my images on this site. If you would like to use any of these photos or ads from my website for use in your blogs, newspaper articles etc, please email me your request and I will get back to you ASAP! I apologize that I have had to do this, but I believe it is only fair to give credit where it's due.
January 12, 2009
<>I finally figured out how to fix my Current Weather at the drive-in page. It has a completely new look and I have added the new drive-in up in Chetek, WI to the list.
January 7, 2009
<>Here is my first update of the new year! I have created a page for Drive-in theater related videos. I have linked up the original TV commercial for the 1959 Remco Movieland Drive-in Theater game for kids. The scene in Grease with John Travolta singing "Sandy," at the drive-in and much more. I think its a pretty cool page with a nod to nostalgia.
I have also added new pictures from my Labor Day '08 weekend trip to the Starlite 14 DI in Richland Center and the Big Sky Twin DI in the Dells. There are 2 new pics on the Big Sky page and I replaced all of the old 35mm pictures of the Starlite 14 with new digital pictures I took that weekend. Wow what a difference.
Paul Javener, owner of the new Stardust Drive-in Theater in Chetek, WI already has an event planned for 2009. Check out what it is on the Wisconsin Drive-in Events page.
And last but not least, I have added a link for a site about drive-in theaters in Minnesota. Cool site, check it out. I have also made a new banner that can be used for other websites that want to link their site to mine.
December 31, 2008
<>Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I will get back to more updates soon. But please be safe so everyone can see you at the drive-in in 2009!
October 20, 2008
<>All drive-in theaters in the state of Wisconsin are now closed for the season. Hope everyone had a fun, safe and memorable drive-in season. See you all again in the spring. Please check back with this site throughout the winter for other drive-in theater related updates, vintage newspaper ad additions and more.
October 13, 2008
<>If you want to get your drive-in fix until next spring, you had better hurry! The Sky Vue Drive-in in Monroe is having there last weekend of the season on October 17th and 18th. And the Keno Drive-in is still open but probably not for very long. Remember folks, it's a looooong off season. So hurry and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first drive-in by attending one or both of the last 2 Wisconsin drive-ins that are still be open this season.
September 21, 2008
<>I hope everyone enjoyed their summer at the drive-in! Some drive-ins across the state have closed for the season. Others are still open so get your last minute fix of drive-in entertainment for the year before they close till the spring. I have finally updated the Drive-ins In The News page so some of the stories are from back in August but still a good read. I have also added a new drive-in ad to the Drive-in Theater ads from the 1930's page. It is an ad from May 10, 1936 for the drive-in that would become know as the Pico Drive-in in Los Angeles. It's the first drive-in built in California. This is now my oldest original drive-in theater newspaper ad that I have in my collection. Check it out.
August 6, 2008
<>Hello folks! I trust everyone is enjoying their summer at the drive-in? Sure hope so, because the current drive-in season will be coming to an end within the next couple of months. I just wanted to let everyone know that I have updated the Original Newspaper ads from Wisconsin page with a great new batch of original ads. I have added 40 new vintage WI drive-in ads for 21 Wisconsin drive-ins. Six of which are WI drive-ins that I previously didn't have any ads for. So go ahead and check them out and let me know what you think. I have also added several links to the Drive-ins In The News page. Here you can read about how drive-in theaters are still making history across the USA. And check out the WI Drive-in Events page for info about the Dusk to Dawn show at the 18 Outdoor Theater in Jefferson, WI Labor Day weekend.
July 17, 2008
<>Dr. Ivan Cryptosis is making an appearance at the 18 Outdoor Theatre in Jefferson, WI on Friday and Saturday July 18th and 19th. He will be there for the opening of the new Batman movie. Check out the WI Drive-in Events page for more info.
July 14, 2008
<>I have topped 80,000 hits on this site as of today. Thanks for visiting everyone!!
July 1, 2008
<>I have finally finished adding the information and photographs from the Grand Opening of the Stardust Drive-in Theatre in Chetek, WI. You can click the link here or go to Wisconsin's Newest Drive-in - 2008 page. Also, check out the WI Drive-in Events page. Dr. Ivan Cryptosis is making an appearance at the 18 Outdoor Theatre in Jefferson, WI on July 5, 2008. Check out that page for more details. I am finishing up on adding several more original newspaper ads for drive-in theaters in Wisconsin. So check back for more updates.
June 24, 2008
<>I have added 3 more items to the Drive-in Theater Historical Artifacts page. Please check out these rare drive-in items that I have collected over the years. Also, I have added several more Drive-ins In The News links. The Grand Opening ad for the Stardust Drive-in Theatre in Chetek, WI has been added to the Wisconsin Grand Opening Ad page.
June 7, 2008
<>I have add several new Drive-in Theaters in the News articles, several regarding the 75th Anniversary of the first drive-in theater in Camden, NJ. Also, I will be adding info and photographs from my visit to the Grand Opening of the Stardust Drive-in Theatre in Chetek, WI that was held on May 22, 2008. Of course I was the first paying customer!!!!
May 30, 2008
<>The Sky-Vu Drive-in theater in Monroe, WI now has a website! I have it linked up on my links page to the other WI drive-ins. And don't forget that the 75th Anniversary of the first drive-in theater is coming up on June 6th. I will be attending either the 18 Outdoor in Jefferson or the Keno Drive-in in Kenosha.
May 18, 2008
<>I have just added some new drive-in stories to the news page. Also, remember that the Stardust Drive-in Theater in Chetek, WI is opening on May 22, 2008! I will be there in my blue 2000 Saturn parked in the middle of the front row. So if you are coming on Thursday the 22nd, stop by and say hi.
May 11, 2008
<>It has just been announced that the Stardust Drive-in Theater in Chetek, WI is celebrating it's Grand Opening on May 22, 2008! Come witness some drive-in history!
May 3, 2008
<>I have added several news stories to the Drive-ins In The News page. A very interesting story from a PA drive-in. Check it out. Most WI drive-ins are now open in the state. It's still a bit cool out so bring a blanket and get some early season viewing in before the crowds get big. If you get a chance sign the guestbook!!
April 20, 2008
<>I have added new pictures to the New Stardust Drive-in Theater page. It is the "new build," going up in Chetek, WI. The pictures are for March 2008. I have added some news stories to the Drive-ins In The News page. I have also added a logo for the 75th anniversary of the first drive-in theater opening to the home page. Special thanks go to the Hwy 21 Drive-in Theater website for the logo.
April 14, 2008
<>It was announced that the Keno Outdoor Theater is opening for the season on Friday April 18th, 2008. The last drive-in to close for the season last year is the first drive-in to open for the season this year. Remember this is the 75th anniversary of the first drive-in theater. Celebrate this year by attending your nearest drive-in often!
April 9, 2008
<>I have added some announcements to the Wisconsin Drive-in Events page. And the first drive-in news story is added to Drive-ins In The News page. Drive-ins will be opening soon. Plan your trips now.
March 14, 2008
<>I have finally fixed the Wisconsin drive-in theater listings page. For quite some time, the page just wouldn't load properly and freeze up people's computers. I never could figure out what the problem was. So I have fixed it by creating a whole new page devoted to all the drive-ins that once operated or still do in Wisconsin. On this page there are links to 4 regions of Wisconsin that list all of these drive-ins depending on their location. The links there will take you to pages letting you know exactly what kind of information and photos are still needed for the book project from all of WI's drive-in theaters.
Also, there is a new page to check out where I will be listing Wisconsin Drive-in Events. The events listed on this page will give everyone a heads up about any special events or promotions happening at any of Wisconsin's operating drive-ins. For example, dusk to dawn shows, special appearances by Doctor Cryptosis, car club meets etc. So check back to this page often as I will try to keep it as current as possible.
February 19, 2008
<>This is my first update of the year! Remember that this is the 75th anniversary year of the first drive-in theater to open in Camden, NJ back on June 6, 1933. Celebrate all summer long by attending your local drive-in theater. Bring the whole family! Speaking of the first drive-in theater in the country, have I got a piece of drive-in theater history for you to enjoy! Recently I obtained what is known as a "cover." It is basically just an envelope that was mailed to someplace else. Ahhh, but this isn't just any envelope. Want to know more, go the Drive-in Theater Historical Artifacts page for more details.
I have added a new banner that can be used for my link on other websites. It is located on my drive-in theater links page. Just click, "Save picture as..." I have been adding vintage drive-in newspaper ads to the USA page. Check them out. Also, new updated photos of the construction of the new drive-in up in Chetek, WI. The Stardust Drive-in is still scheduled to have the grand opening in May, 2008.
January 1, 2008
<> HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
December 7, 2007
<>There is a new link on the News Media Interviews page where I was interviewed by Marty Weil of, "Ephemera - Exploring the world of old paper." Check it out! I have also been adding many new drive-in theater ads from across the country. I will just keep adding to it until I am done with the ads that I have currently. Then I will let everyone know that it is complete. (At least to that point.) All the drive-in theater newspaper ads have been combined on to one page. From there you can link to all the different drive-in ads, (grand opening, 1930's, Wisconsin, USA ads etc.).
November 21, 2007
<>I have added some news stories to the Drive-ins In The News page. I also added 2 new photos of the construction of the new drive-in going up in Chetek, WI. They are of the new concession stand and can be found on the Wisconsin's Newest Drive-in - 2008 page. Just click on November 2007! I have finally begun to post the Drive-in newspaper ads from across the USA page. It will take some time to finish it but I have begun to post some of the ads. Check them out and let me know what you think!
November 8, 2007
<>I have updated some new photos from Paul Javener that show the progress of his new drive-in theater being built up in Chetek, WI. Click on the November pics. I have moved the Field of Scenes Drive-in Theatre page that used to be on the home page under WI newest drive-in to the WI Drive-in Photo Gallery. The new drive-in being built in Chetek, WI has now taken over the same page for WI newest drive-in.
October 30, 2007
<>The Keno Drive-in Theatre is now closed for the season. It was the last drive-in left open for the season but now they are all closed. I hope everyone had a fun, safe, and memory filled drive-in summer! The drive-ins will again start opening in the spring. See you then!
October 22, 2007
<>The Keno Drive-in Theater is showing "Saw IV" and "30 Days of Night." Their final weekend of the season is October 26th thru the 28th. They are the last drive-in open for the season. Better get your fix now! It's a LOOOONG off season.
September 29, 2007
<>Check out the Breaking News page for some very important WI drive-in related news!! Also, some of WI's drive-ins are now closed for the season. But some are still open so get out there while you still can. Remember that the off season can be a LONG one. Lord knows, I go thru my drive-in withdrawal every year about this time. 8-(
September 26, 2007
<>You can check out the progress of the newest Wisconsin drive-in theater being built up in Chetek, WI. This link is found on the home page.
September 19, 2007
<>I finished the Grand Opening pages for Wisconsin drive-in theaters and drive-ins across America. And the drive-in ads from the 1930's is finished too. Let me know what you think. Thanks!
September 4, 2007
<>I thought it was time for a redesign of my website. I am no professional web designer but I think it's not too bad. What do you think? I am adding some new features like the original Grand Opening ads and Drive-in ads from the 1930's just to name a few. Check out the WI Drive-in newspaper ads page. I have added 22 new vintage drive-in ads. Also, I have added the Hwy 29 Drive-in located in Wausau to the WI newspaper page. There are 4 vintage ads for that drive-in. I hope you enjoy the changes!
August 6, 2007
<>I have added 3 new links of drive-in theater news articles to the Drive-ins in the News page.
July 20, 2007
<>I have added 21 new links of drive-in theater news articles to the Drive-ins in the News page.
June 10, 2007
<>I have added 16 new links of drive-in related news to the Drive-ins in the News page.
May 5, 2007
<>I have added a few more stories to the Drive-ins in the News page.
April 30, 2007
<>I have added some news stories to the Drive-ins in the News page.
<>Most drive-ins should be open this coming weekend. Check them out!
April 2, 2007
<>I have breaking news to announce! Wisconsin is getting a new drive-in theater to be located near Chetek, WI. It is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2008. Check out the home page for more information. This is great news!!!
<>I have updated the Wisconsin Drive-in Theaters website page. Check out which drive-ins will be opening soon. The Keno Drive-in is the first drive-in with a confirmed movie. They will be showing the movie, "Grindhouse," opening April 6th!
March 24, 2007
<>I have updated the 41 Twin Documentary page. We have started work on the project again and hope to have it done for in the fall.
March 3, 2007
<>I have placed a "teaser" ad on the Newspaper Ads from Across the USA page. Sorry that it is taking so long to finish this page. But please be patient as you will no doubt be thrilled will the results.
February 10, 2007
<>Check out the home page for a link to a new feature length drive-in theater documentary in progress.
January 27, 2007
<>Also added new pics to the Field of Scenes page.
January 1, 2007
<> HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
December 21, 2006
<>Check out the Old Original Newspaper Ads from Wisconsin page!! I finally got the entire page updated with a total of 72 new ads right from the newspapers of that day! This includes ads for 8 Wisconsin drive-ins that I previously had no newspaper ads for. Also, the Bluemound Drive-in ads are the oldest drive-in ads that I have for Wisconsin dating back to 1940. Check them out and let me know what you think.
October 17, 2006
<>Added new digital pictures the the Keno Drive-in and the Moonlight Outdoors in the Photo Gallery.
<>Added two new pages to the site. The Website updates pages and the Drive-ins in the News page.
<>The drive-in theater newspaper ads from around the country page is still under construction. Please check back later.