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Jackson Co.'s 61 Drive-In Theatre opens Friday

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JACKSON COUNTY (KWWL) - The 61 Drive-In Theatre in Jackson County is set to open on Friday.

Jackson County's 61 Drive-In Movie Theatre sits just off US Highway 61, about five miles south of Maquoketa.

The first features that will hit the big screen at the theater this weekend are "Captain America: The Winter Solider" and "Need for Speed."

Managers said the first couple of weekends they expect smaller crowds since it's still a little cold outside. They expect the crowds to pick up with the warmer weather.

"It's been a long winter. We have been anxiously hoping that once the Drive-In opened up, we would be ready for some warmer weather," general manager Jack Jones said, laughing. "But we might have to turn up the heat a little bit this weekend. I do think everyone is excited about (the drive-in opening) though."

Jones said he expects to sell plenty of hot chocolate this weekend.

Last year, the 61 Drive-In made a digital conversion. Read about that here: http://www.kwwl.com/story/22070265/2013/04/24/jackson-county-drive-in-theater-makes-digital-conversion
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