51/16 Drive-in Theater



This theater was located at the intersection of US 51 and US 16 (now state 16) south of Portage. The theater was on the corner of US 51 and the access road to the Columbia 1 and 2 power plant. The theater belonged to the same person who owns the theater in downtown Portage. The theater closed in 1982. The property was sold to upgrade the downtown theater from one to three screens. The theater was torn down and replaced by a sign for the power plant. I can remember going to this theater with my parents when I was a kid. I do not remember what I saw there, but I can remember being there.

The empty field where the 51/16 Drive-in once stood


Newspaper from August 1968


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