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There are a nice bunch of pictures on Google Earth, including one of the theatre’s rear marquee.
Interesting but not suprising that this subdivision does indeed go RIGHT UP to the drive-in’s fences. There appears to be zero easement on some of the homes. Check it out on Google Earth (type in the Hi-Way’s address).
Long may you run, Hi-Way!
I am familiar with this theater from the mid-1980’s when I was attending U of M. It is housed in a large office building which is quite nice in and of itself, and overlooks the Clark Fork River and Higgins Street Bridge. The current wesite is www.thewilma.com, sounds like they are still active. There was a little chocolate/jewelry/flower shop on the main (street) level called “the Jewel Box.” there was a screen on the level below the bridge and a very small theatre called “Chapel of the Dove,” and people got married there!