Jefferson Wisconsin Entertainment
The first time I can remember going to an outdoor theater was in Monroe with my mom, dad and sisters to see "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof". I was really young. My parents wanted to see it, but by the time it came on (it was the second movie) my sisters were sleeping and I was to follow shortly after them.
As a kid, the Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre was were I spent many a night watching movies with my sisters. We lived right in front of the outdoor theater, my parents knew the owner, so we would take a 6-pack of beer down to him, and we got in free to see the movies sitting on the grass in front of the projection building. The projectionist would put out a speaker through the window and us kids would spend the night watching movies.
One windy summer day, the old screen blew down, it was wood and most likely rotted. It did not take too long for a screen company to put up a new one so the movies could continue.
The Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre has many great memories. I am happy it is still showing movies.