According to driveinmovie.com:
“During their peak in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, there were more than 4000 Drive-in Theaters in the United States (where they were invented), as well as another several hundred in Canada and Australia. But the iconic drive-in theaters began to close in large numbers starting in the 1970’s and now over 90% of them have gone dark for good. But the drive-in movie theater is not dead and fortunately there are currently about 335 drive-ins still open in the United States.”
It’s practically dead in Wisconsin that has less than a dozen today, none close to Franklin, although our city did enjoy the outdoor ritual at one time.
The 41 Twin Outdoor Theatre was located at 7701 S. 27th Street.
I believe there was also a drive-in on Highway 100 in Franklin. If anyone can confirm please do so in the comment section.
The last drive-in movie I saw was back in 1981.
Not exactly romantic, but then again all I seem to remember is that Kurt Russell starred. 🙂
The closest I’ve been to since?
The magic of Disney World and the SCI-FI DINE-IN Theater Restaurant.