44 Outdoor Theatre

1790 W. South Park Avenue,
Oshkosh, WI 54902

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MichaelKilgore on May 27, 2019 at 7:17 pm

A quick check of Google Maps shows that the drive-in was on Wisconsin state highway 44.

From the March 17, 1956 Motion Picture Herald: “Louis Petry and Robt. Perry have leased the Mitchell drive-in, Mitchell, Neb., and the Oskosh (sic) drive-in, Oskosh, Neb., from Merle Nygren.”

LeslieB on March 28, 2018 at 7:06 pm

Originally it was a 650 car drive-in theatre. In 1953 it was bought by Marcus Corporation. Their improvements included a tower and concession building. They may have had those before, but they built new ones.

zipperiffic on January 8, 2018 at 12:01 am

And in a twist of fate, the two major businesses that built on the site are no longer. The Walmart spoken of in the description has been torn down. The JCPenney that came later now sits closed and abandoned. Except for a lonely shoe store, one could build a drive-in theatre here once again!

jwmovies on October 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm

The above address is incorrect.

Address should be 1790 W South Park Ave.

The other address is where the drive-in stood when in operation. South Koeller ended just north at W 20 Ave.

w1ld_b1ll on July 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

The Google map is wrong. The theater was on Southpark.

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