Movies on a big screen, snuggled in the car with the old-school speaker on or the radio tuned in, the biggest bucket of popcorn possible, and the sound of cicadas distantly in the background. There is nothing quite like the magic of watching a movie on a giant screen under the stars of a beautiful night sky. The drive-in movie theater is the perfect idea for an experience of nostalgia on a warm summer night.
Wisconsin is lucky to have several drive-in theaters remaining.
Whether you want to visit a drive-in closer to home or are planning a summer road trip elsewhere in the state, here’s a list of nine Wisconsin drive-ins where you can enjoy a movie from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle – all while sharing the nostalgia and making lasting memories with your family. All theaters update their movie showings on their websites. Check ahead for the most up-to-date information.
Wisconsin Drive In Movie Theaters
The Milky Way Drive In
Ballpark Commons, 7900 Crystal Ridge Rd, Franklin
Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre
W6423 US-18, Jefferson (about 50 minutes from Milwaukee)
Chilton Twilight Outdoor Theater
1255 E. Chestnut St., Chilton (about an hour and 30 minutes from Milwaukee)
Big Sky Twin Drive-In Theater
N9199 Winnebago Rd, Wisconsin Dells (about an hour and 50 minutes from Milwaukee)
Field of Scenes Outdoor Theater
N3712 WI-55, Freedom (about two hours from Milwaukee)
Sky Vu Drive In Movie Theater
N1936 WI-69, Monroe (about two hours from Milwaukee)
Moonlight Outdoor Theater
1494 E. Green Bay St., Shawano (about two hours and 15 minutes from Milwaukee)
Skyway Drive-In Theater
3475 State Highway 42, Fish Creek (about three hours from Milwaukee)
Stardust Drive In Movie Theater
995 22nd St., Chetek (about four hours from Milwaukee)