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Franklin in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

41 Twin Outdoor Theatre

 
 
41 Twin Outdoor Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 17, 2010
1. 41 Twin Outdoor Theatre Marker
Inscription. The 41 Twin Outdoor Theatre, the second drive-in built in Wisconsin, occupied this site from July 1, 1948 until September 16, 2001. The 41 Twin was one of a handful of outdoor theaters throughout the United States to make use of a double-sided screen tower. Two additional single screens were added in 1981, making the 41 Twin one of the largest drive-ins in the country with space for nearly 3,000 cars. During its 53 years of operation, the theater showed over 8,240 feature films. A wide variety of promotions – including Dusk to Dawn Horror Shows and Buck Nights – helped attract countless patrons to the 41 Twin throughout its history.
 
Erected by Milwaukee County Historical Society Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual.
 
Location. 42° 54.375′ N, 87° 57.048′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on South 27th Street mile north of West Drexel Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located on the western side of the landscape wall around the Northwestern Mutual parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Northwestern Mutual Way, Franklin WI 53132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Greendale (approx.
41 Twin Outdoor Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 17, 2010
2. 41 Twin Outdoor Theatre Marker
Looking south along Northwestern Mutual Way.
3.4 miles away); Bodamer Log Cabin (approx. 4 miles away); Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin (approx. 4.5 miles away); Wisconsin's Lime Industry (approx. 4.6 miles away); General Mitchell Field (approx. 4.6 miles away); Town of Lake (approx. 4.8 miles away); Greenfield: The Last Town in Milwaukee County (approx. 4.9 miles away); Janesville Plank Road (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  41 Twin Outdoor Theatre. (Submitted on September 23, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
41 Twin Outdoor Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 17, 2010
3. 41 Twin Outdoor Theatre Marker
Looking east toward South 27th Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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