51/16 Drive-In

US Highway 51,
Portage, WI 53901

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The 51/16 Drive-In was located four miles southeast of Portage on US 51, near the Columbia power plant. It closed in the early-1980’s.

Contributed by Todd Senzig

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 6, 2006 at 12:24 am

This is an old ad for the 51/16 Drive-In.

tmsenzig on December 6, 2006 at 2:28 am

This drive-in would have been located between the power plant and Hwy 51, near the intersection of the plant’s access road. Nothing now remains of it, however.

shoeshoe14 on December 6, 2006 at 10:02 pm

This theater closed in 1982.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Car capacity in 1975 was 335.

MrDriveIn on December 3, 2008 at 10:15 pm

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