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Ohio Drive-ins

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Miles Road Drive-in [gone]
Cleveland, OH

The Miles Road Drive-in opened in 1953 and closed after the 2000 season. These photos are from around 2001. It was sold to the city and demolished in 2006. The Miles was a huge single-screen venue with capacity for 1,000 cars. It also had a nice playground. The huge Art Deco screen tower, considered the nicest in Ohio, was covered with neon lighting. A housing development has been built on the site. For more, see this website.

Star Auto
Theatre [gone]
Wauseon, OH
Linden Air
Drive-in [gone]
Columbus, OH
Elm Road Triple Drive-in
Warren, OH
The Star Auto Theatre opened in 1952 and closed in 1999. This photo is from 2009. The screen was demolished in 2010. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Linden Air Drive-in marquee survived for many years after it closed. However, it was finally razed in 2006. For more, see this website.

The Elm Road Triple Drive-in opened in 1950. A second screen was added in 1979, and a third screen in 2005. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

South Drive-in
Columbus, OH
Sandusky Drive-in [gone]
Sandusky, OH
Sunset Drive-in
Mansfield, OH
The South Drive-in has been in operation since 1955. For more, see this website. [map]

The Sandusky Drive-in was built in 1949. It had been closed since 2001. This photo is from 2005. It was demolished around 2007. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Sunset Drive-In had been around since at least the 1950s. The signs were damaged in a windstorm in 2009 and this photo was taken soon after that. The pole sign's message panels were repaired and the drive-in reopened. The rest of the signs remained damaged. The drive-in closed in 2013. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Springmill Drive-in
Mansfield, OH
2005: 2012:
The Springmill Drive-in opened in 1958. It is still in operation as a single screen. For more, see this website. [map]

Plymouth Drive-in
Plymouth, OH
The Plymouth Drive-in has been home to "Plymouth Auto Salvage" for quite some time. It features an old stair-step screen tower. Does anyone know more about this place? For more, see this website. [map]

Midway Drive-in [gone]
East Palestine, OH
The Midway Drive-in closed in the 1980s. The screen tower was still standing when these photos were taken in 2007. It was torn down in 2008.

Dixie Drive-in
Dayton, OH
Skyborn Drive-in
Fairborn, OH
The Dixie Drive-in has been in operation since 1962. In 2002, a second screen was added and the name was changed to the Dixie Twin Drive-in. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Skyborn Drive-in opened in 1950. It is still a single screen. [map]

Melody Cruise-in
Springfield, OH
The Melody Cruise-in opened in 1952 and is still operating. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Hi-Road Drive-in
Kenton, OH
Van Del Drive-in
Middle Point, OH
The Hi-Road Drive-in opened in the 1940s. In 2006, the screen was enlarged. This sign is probably from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Van Del Drive-in opened in 1947 and is still in operation. For more, see this website. [map]

Kanauga Drive-in [gone]
Gallipolis, OH
The Kanauga Drive-in opened in 1950. It closed around 2008. These photos are from 2009. In 2011, this screen tower and the remains of the drive-in were demolished. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Ohio Drive-ins:
Pymatuning Lake Drive-in (Andover)
Melody 49 Drive-in (Clayton) [sign replaced]
Holiday Drive-in (Hamilton)
Skyview Cruise-in Drive-in (Lancaster)
Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-in (North Ridgeville)
Star View Drive-in (Norwalk)
Lynn Drive-in (Strasburg)
Skyway Drive-in (Warren)
various cities

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