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Cottage Grove's classic Cottage View Drive-In theater is set to open for the season Friday. It is one of only six drive-in theaters left in Minnesota.

Curtains up on the Cottage View Drive-In

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The Cottage View Drive-In has been called a significant piece of cultural history. Its also been called a nice spot for a mall.

On Friday, for the 44th year in a row, you can call it open for business.


The old drive-in theater will screen its first double feature of the season starting at dusk Friday night as a recession-hit commercial real estate market continues scaring off developers who coveted the site as recently as 2008.

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