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Drive-in Theatres Midwest

 

Lake Drive-in Theatre
Celina OH
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

In the mood for a relaxing drive-in movie while in the Celina, Ohio area? Stop by the Lake Drive-in. The Lake sports a great-looking marquee by the roadside. Also adding to the personality of this theatre are the red helmet-head lamps alongside the driveway.

 

UPDATE 06/11 : The Lake Drive-in is closed up now and is up for sale. They are planning to sell it and it will not be opening anymore as a Drive-in Theatre. Many thanks to David Hughes for update. 06-11

 

 

Midway Drive-in Theatre
IN
Photo and info courtesy Steve Felder

Off of State Route 59 is the Midway Drive-In Theatre. This Ohio landmark still survives, possibly because of its proximity to Kent State University.

 

 

South Drive-in
Columbus OH
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

The last of the ozone soldiers that once were plentiful throughout the land, the South Drive-in is the only one left in Columbus, Ohio. Sporting All-American colors on the marquee, this drive-in is a can't miss site. If you are in town during movie season, snake a parking spot, grab some greasy popcorn, and take a picture or two. Hurry, someday the "Closed for the season" lettering will say "Ready for demolition."

 

 

Bel-Air Drive-in (Closed)
Cicero, IL
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's the Bel-Air Drive-in in Cicero, IL. This drive-in still appeared to be in great shape, showing first run movies, at least as of a few years ago.

 

UPDATE 07/04 : This drive-in closed down soon after these photos were taken. Yes, another ozoner has now become just a memory. 07-04

 

The Screen towers
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The front and ticket booth
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

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