0only Outdoor Theatre

1600 Buchanan Street,
Little Chute, WI 54140

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0only Outdoor Theatre

Located in the Little Chute district of Kaukauna. The Tower Drive-In was opened on Jule 19. 1935 with Sterling Hayden in “Kansas Pacific” and the Bowery Boys in “Feudin' Fools” and it was operated by Marcus Theatres. It was operated by the Unity Circuit in the early-1960’s. Capacity was 800 cars.

It was renamed 0only Outdoor Theatre on May 24, 1985. It was closed September 4, 1986 with John Cusack in “One Crazy Summer” & Steve Guttenberg in “Police Academy 3:Back in Training”.

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DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on September 10, 2018 at 5:13 pm

Grand opening was on June 19, 1953 with “Kansas Pacific” starring Sterling Hayden, and “Feudin' Fools” with the Bowery Boys. Renamed the Oonly Outdoor Theater on May 24, 1985; the name based on County Route 00 where the drive-in was located and the fact that it was the only remaining operating outdoor theater in the greater Appleton area. Final night of operation was September 4, 1986 with “One Crazy Summer” and “Police Academy: Back In Training”. The site is now occupied by a custom furniture fabrication manufacturer, Shapes Unlimited.

jwmovies
jwmovies on March 20, 2019 at 11:23 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 1600 Buchanan St, Little Chute, WI 54140. This points directly to the entrance road.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on August 13, 2019 at 7:25 pm

From the May 9, 1960 issue of Boxoffice:

KAUKAUNA, WIS. – The 23-year-old Rialto and the Tower Outdoor theatres have been purchased from Harry Melcher of United Theatres, Milwaukee, by Marcus Theatres Management Co., for an undisclosed amount. The Tower Outdoor, north of Highway 41 between Kaukauna and Little Chute, has been a Marcus theatre on an operating rental basis for the last five years.

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on September 14, 2019 at 1:57 pm

The Drive-In Layout Still Stands In 1992 7 Years After Its Demolishing.

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