Property: Christie, WI Drive-in Theater
Contributors:  Dee Zimmerman & Duane Horn.

----Source: Clark County News: Aug. 1953; Compiled by Dee Zimmerman for her weekly column "The Good Ole Days" published Aug. 6, 2003.

August 1953

The 12-ton tower of the new Community Drive-In theater at Christie was hoisted into place last Thursday morning by a 75-foot crane as preparations for the opening of the theater neared completion. The tower rises 54 feet into the air and is 48 by 36 feet with the picture size being 41 by 32 feet. Arlo Clausen, who has had 23 years of theater experience and who will manage the new, locally owned drive-in, announced this week that plans are being made for opening the theater on or about August 15. The layout includes a snack bar, rest rooms, in-the-car speakers and has a capacity of 250 cars. The -theater's location, west of highway 73, had been approved by the State Industrial Commission. Commenting on the new drive-in, Clausen said: "The location was picked for its beauty. It has an exceptional setting of majestic mounds. To see a sunset from there is to see a great natural picture. Being off the highway far enough, the sound of traffic will not bother, nor will the car lights. The Community Drive-in will show first-run pictures and have 'buck-a-nights four times a week.


Greenwood Gleaner - August 20, 1953

New Drive-In Theatre To Open At Christie

The Community Drive-In Theatre, located 7 miles north of Neillsville or 8 miles south of Greenwood, on highway 73, at Christie, will have its Grand Opening on Thursday, August 20th, with the picture "Raider of the Seven Seas."

Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday the price is $1.00 per car load, except on this Thursday, opening night, August 20th. Pictures will be shown rain or shine.

Mr. A. R. Clausen, Neillsville is the manager.

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