The inception of the Wabash drive-in was inspired by Hoosier native Truman Rembusch who began construction on the drive-in theater in 1949. All materials used in the construction of the theater were purchased locally more than a year prior and were kept in storage until construction began.
Construction began on a plot of ground that covered 17 acres. The original facilities included the drive-through ticket booth, the concession stand, and a shed housing the kiddie train. Of these original buildings, the ticket booth and concession stand are still being used today.
The theater could accommodate up to 750 cars with the newest state-of-the-art speakers for quality sound and elevated parking for the best possible angle to see the movie out of your windshield. The original screen was one of the largest in its day at 58’ x 44’ and had a projection throw of 397 feet which was the longest in the state at that time. [13-24 web site]
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