Highway 16 Drive-In

11100 Harvest Avenue,
Sparta, WI 54656

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Architects: Urban F. Peacock

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Highway 16 Drive-In

The Highway 16 Drive-In was opened in June 1952 when it was operated by Peter Stathis, Classic Theatres. It was closed in 1998. The land is being developed for an industrial park.

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MrDriveIn on December 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 28, 2009 at 11:12 pm

The Sparta Drive-In had opened recently, according to the June 28, 1952, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. It was designed by Milwaukee architect Urban Peacock.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 2, 2010 at 3:05 pm

In 1956 it was owned by P. Stalhis.

TLSLOEWS on March 17, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Not much overhead in a drive-in.

jwmovies on March 22, 2019 at 4:33 am

A more accurate address for this theater is now 11100 Harvest Ave, Sparta, WI 54656. This points directly to the entrance road. The drive in itself is now Specialty Food Distribution.

Please update.

Kenmore on November 11, 2023 at 1:56 pm

Although Specialty Food Distribution covers almost the entire property that the drive-in once stood, the foundation of the screen is still present. You can see it next to “Theater Road” which was probably in honor of the drive-in.

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