Photos: Credits roll on closing Cottage View Drive-In theater

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1 Cars begin to enter the Cottage View Drive-In for a community farewell event in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. The theater, which opened in 1966, is closing and the land will be sold at the end of this season. 
2 Brianna Magnuson, 19, assists her brother Danny Anderson, 3, both of Welch, Minn., out of bed of a truck during a community event and free showing of "Grease" at Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 
3 Pam Ganrud of Hastings, Minn. works on a crossword puzzle while waiting for the movie "Grease" to start at Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 
4 Seventh grade friends, from left, Ellie Schwartz, Mackenzie Lawrence and Jenna Glass, all of Cottage Grove, Minn. prepare their perch during a farewell event at Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 
5 The parking lot at Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. fills up for a farewell event and showing of "Grease" Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 
6 Dressed as Marilyn Monroe, Jennie Gorbunow, of Cottage Grove, Minn., checks her makeup at Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Gorbunow competed in the costume contest held during a farewell event at the theater. 
7 Kenya Taylor, 5, prepares to watch "Grease" at the Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 
8 City of Cottage Grove Economic Development Director Danette Parr talks with Elvis impersonator Art Kistler during the costume contest at the Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 
9 The sun sets on the patrons at the Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 
10 Cottage View Drive-In manger Ed Stofferan starts the projector in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 
11 The projector begins at the Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 
12 Decorative dice hang in a classic car during a showing of "Grease" at the Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. 
13 Grace Brabec, 9, of Excelsior, Minn. finds a comfortable place to watch "Grease" at the Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. It was Brabec's first visit to a drive-in theater, and her mother brought her to make sure she was able to enjoy the experience before drive-ins are gone.