59 Outdoor Theatre

Highway 59 East,
Waukesha, WI 53187

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craiga
craiga on April 12, 2011 at 5:11 am

I remember my parents taking me and my brother and sister to see Sinbad and the eye of the tiger there in 1977.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Here is a 1970 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of HistoricAerials.com:

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rivest266
rivest266 on October 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm

August 11th, 1967 grand opening ad is at
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It was owned by Standard Theatres

MrDriveIn
MrDriveIn on December 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Any comments or questions regarding any drive-in theater in Wisconsin, please check out my website at
www.drive-inthruwisconsin.com Or contact me at I will give you complete and accurate information about Wisconsin drive-in theaters, just ask. Thanks, Charles Bruss

BTW, THE 59 OUTDOOR OPENED IN 1967 NOT IN 1968.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 4, 2008 at 2:45 pm

Photo and ad can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 4, 2008 at 8:52 am

Car capacity in 1975 was 1,248.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 28, 2006 at 12:24 pm

Here are some newspaper ads from drive-inthruwisconsin.com:
http://tinyurl.com/y43xs4

Jack1
Jack1 on July 31, 2006 at 10:50 am

Me too. I had the time of my life at the 59 theatre. I was class of 1984, Kettle Moraine H.S.. I’ll always treasure the memories I had there and look back with nostalgia to that time in my life. BTW, I knew a lot of people from arrowhead and especially from the class of 85. I probably partied with you!

Jack1
Jack1 on July 31, 2006 at 10:50 am

Me too. I had the time of my life at the 59 theatre. I was class of 1984, Kettle Moraine H.S.. I’ll always treasure the memories I had there and look back with nostalgia to that time in my life. BTW, I knew a lot of people from arrowhead and especially from the class of 85. I probably partied with you!

eqkimble
eqkimble on January 25, 2005 at 2:47 pm

Some of my greatest High School memories come from the summer nights at the Hiway 59 Outdoor! (Arrowhead High School class of 85). Trunk full of beer, picking up the pretty girls, ahhhhhh that was living. Too bad we have to grow up!!