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Maxwells Outdoor Theater

Highway 13 S & County Rd N
Marshfield WI

Closed Outdoor Theatre
Record #20601  
 Opened: 1951
 Closed: 1953
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Construction began on the Maxwell's Outdoor Theater in August of 1951 and the theater opened later that fall. It was the first drive-in in Wood County, and used a large speaker at the screen instead of in-car speakers. This was the demise of the short-lived theater, as local officials passed ordinances regulating the types of equipment to be used at outdoor theaters. Rather than converting to the in-car speakers that the owner claimed were "impractical", the theater closed at the end of June, 1953.


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Last featured 5/21/2002. Last edited 1/1/2006.

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