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Drive-in will be sent out with a song

The Cottage View Drive-In is reaching the end of its 46-year road. Its owner plans to send the old place out in style. On Sep. 27th a free goodbye party will feature a sing-along version of "Grease." A Wal-Mart will take its spot in Cottage Grove, leaving the Twin Cities with just a single drive-in.
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The Cottage View Drive-In is reaching the end of its 46-year road. Its owner plans to send the old place out in style. On Sep. 27th a free goodbye party will feature a sing-along version of "Grease." A Wal-Mart will take its spot in Cottage Grove, leaving the Twin Cities with just a single drive-in.

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Cottage View Drive-In to show final movie Saturday night

Although the Cottage View Drive-In hosted a big goodbye party recently with the sing-a-long version of "Grease," the venue will officially show its last movie Saturday night. Despite a rally by the community to save it, the iconic drive-in theater is shutting down after 46 years in business.

Cottage Grove drive-in to close

Fans of the Cottage View won't be happy, but the drive-in's owner says the finances just don't add up. Fox 9 reports the theater will close to make way for a Wal-Mart.

Walmart will officially replace historic drive-in

The days are numbered for a summertime staple for movie fans in the southern Twin Cities metro. The Cottage Grove City Council voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of Walmart's plan to build a new SuperCenter store, the South Washington County Bulletin reports. It will be built on the site of the Cottage View Drive-In. After nearly five decades in business, the movie theater will permanently close in October.

Drive-in fans heading to Cottage Grove one last time

The Twin Cities were once home to 28 drive-in theaters. But that number will be down to one after Thursday. Parents who want their kids to experience a drive-in are heading to the final week of the Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove.

Walmart proposes replacing historic Minnesota drive-in theater site

The discount retailer has submitted plans to build a 177,000-square-foot Sueprcenter in Cottage Grove. If the city approves the new store, movie fans should have one more season at the Cottage View Drive-in this summer before construction begins. Only a handful of drive-in theaters are still open in Minnesota, but even without the Walmart proposal the future of the Cottage Grove location is uncertain.

State Fair asks: Your favorite karaoke song?

Nearly 50,000 Minnesota State Fair visitors last year sang at the karaoke-style Giant Sing Along, which features rows of microphones to encourage group participation. This year, the fair is planing a more extensive playlist and extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit the fair's website to vote for your favorite sing-along tune.