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I’ll find out, have records at home.
Bryan Kreft, please e-mail Nick Coston at
My Dad helped build and run his drive in whioch was sold to I believe to Ben Kolhberg in the late 60’s. I think it was last open in the late 70’s but I’ll find out. I spent many Sat nights there watching movies until we passed out.
I am filming a documentary on our old summer home in Eagle River, Wisconsin, which was built in 1926 by Peter Schaefer, who was one of owners of this theatre. My family purchased this vacation estate in 1940 from the Schaefers' after Ms. Schaefer’s death. If anyone out there has any related information on PJ Schaefer, please share it with me and I will credit you in our film. My Uncle, James Coston, was a friend of Schaefer in the 30’s when he was with Warner Brothers. I can be contacted thru this web site or directly at
I’ll do my best to load some picturs this weekend of the Jeffrey.
Sorry I have been off here for awhile, had a baby (again). I’ll load some pictures this weekend. The Nick Coston who managed in Kenosha was my Uncle, he passed away back in 1986. That was my Dad’s Uncle.
I still think Sounf Music ran for a year, but I have some old notes from all the grosses, I’ll look it up. I was only 12 then, so I could be very wrong. I used to bring friends and leave at the intermission in the middle of Sound of Music just to see them be all sad since the intermission comes at a down part of the movie. Then they would go home and tell their parents they just the saddest movie.
Anyone still keep up with John Kenney? He was the last Manager before it closed back in 1976.