Highway 13 Family Outdoor Theatre

8th Street S. and Highway 73,
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

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Previous Names: Highway 13 Outdoor Theatre, 13 Outdoor Theatre, Highway 13 Drive-In

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Ticket stub and description credit Tammy Koch.

The Highway 13 Drive-In was opened May 22, 1953 with Sterling Hayden in “Kansas Pacific” & James Craig in “Fort Vengeance”. The drive-in showed triple features in the 1950’s and 1960’s. It closed on July 30, 1989. The property has been leveled and replaced by a golf course center.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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MrDriveIn on December 3, 2008 at 2:31 pm

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rivest266 on February 4, 2018 at 4:39 pm

This opened on May 22nd, 1953. Grand opening ad in photo section and below

Found on Newspapers.com

50sSNIPES on October 26, 2022 at 11:28 am

The theater also went under the names of Highway 13 Outdoor Theatre, 13 Outdoor Theatre, and was lastly known as the Highway 13 Family Outdoor Theatre. The theater closed on July 30, 1989.

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