Big Sky Drive-In
Mineral Point Road and Big Sky Drive,
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The 1,100-car Big Sky Drive-In opened May 27, 1954, with Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor in “I Love Melvin” & Robert Taylor in “Ride Vaquero”. It was advertised as having a 90-foot shadow box screen, which would help in showing movies earlier in the evening.
The builder was Middleton-Twentieth Century Drive-In Corp, who also operated the Madison Theatre, Orpheum Theatre, Parkway Theatre, Strand Theatre, and Badger outdoor theatre.
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, one of its highlights include April 21, 1957, when 1,325 attended Easter services.
Its location today would be approximately where the Marcus Point Cinemas are but the entrance would have been off Mineral Point Road.
It closed September 8, 1984, with “Bolero” and “Last American Virgin”.
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