Moonlite began in 2005 as a passion project of Jimmy Higgins and his son Tommy

Woodbury – The projector will shine no more for Drive-in fans in Cannon County, and the silver screen will lie dormant when spring reemerges.

Moonlite Drive-In (Moonlite) in Woodbury has closed the gates for the final time (with the exception of a special event or two), according to a statement by the outdoor theater. It’s the end of an era, and a sign of the times where the once resurgent Drive-In experience has struggled to keep pace.

“It is true we are closing for good,” reads the post. “Though we will open for special events/fundraisers that will be coming soon. So be watching for those!”

Moonlite began in 2005 as a passion project of Jimmy Higgins and his son Tommy when they opened the gates for the first time at 935 W. Main Street in the heart of Woodbury. While in operation, Moonlite became a family affair for not only the community, but also the Higgin’s clan with Jimmy’s children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren joining the team.

Drive-In movie fans do still have options, but they may have to travel a bit if they want to take in a flick under the stars. Stardust Drive-in (Stardust) is still going strong and only a 40-minute drive from Cannon County. It is located at 310 Purple Tiger Drive in Watertown and its season ends at the end of Nov.

Sparta Drive-In is closed for the season, but will reopen in the spring.

For more information on Stardust visit HERE.

This is an ongoing story. Check back for details.

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