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Wigwam Drive-In Theater - Facts & Highlights

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Wigwam Drive-In Theater

No known aliases.
Closed down
4299 Birch Ave. -- IA 10
Hawarden, IA 51023
 
Express Code: iatwigw
Status: closed
Season: April - October
Year Built: 1953
Screens: 1
Car Capacity: 200
Acres:
Opening Date:
First Movie:
Site: torn down
Details: Empty field
 
Accessories:
Sound: Speakers
Projection:
Converted to Digital:
Movie Features:
Offering:
Notes: Ticket booth was a wooden tee pee
Location: Located 2 miles north of Hawarden
 

Theater Timeline

1953    Opened
1963    Sold to Norc Brown
1970    Screen is blown over by a tornado
1974    Sold to Gary Mossengren
1983    Final year of operation
1986    Torn down

People

  • owners
    Harry Lankhorst
    unknown - unknown
    B. N "norc" Brown
    1963 - 1974
    Gary Mossengren
    1974 - 1986
    Mossengren
    2004 - current
  • operators
    Mossengren
    2004 - current

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