Aug. 7: Springmill Twin Drive In, Mansfield OH

It’s Day 219 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It took a couple hours of driving mostly two-lane highways north from Lancaster OH to the Springmill Twin Drive In in Mansfield OH. Cinema Treasures has a complete history for the Springmill, one of the few remaining drive-ins with an original, ornate screen tower. It opened in June 1950, built and…

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Aug. 5: South Drive-in Theater, Columbus OH

It’s Day 217 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. I left Indiana behind, driving two and a half hours from Versailles IN to the South Drive-in Theater in Columbus OH. According to the South’s history page, it opened in 1950. The South was the second drive-in built by Leo Yassenoff in Columbus. In 1971, Skip Yassenoff bought the drive-in…

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