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Thanks rivest266 for 1967 aerial.
Nice picture of the entrance Chuck!
Uploaded Goggle Earth view 1995. It looks like the projection booth is still being used.
Uploaded Goggle Earth 1995.
The address is 1521 West Plato which is the bank that is on the corner.
All the links are broken..
Here is the address..
3110 Portland Rd, Newberg, OR 97132
Goggle Earth from 1994. It is just a empty field now, just waiting for somebody to build the new SkyVue on it!! If only..
DATE: March 26, 2006
PUBLICATION: Middletown Journal (OH)
SECTION: A PAGE: 9
HANOVER TOWNSHIP – Butler County’s last drive-in movie theater, one of only a handful in the country open all year, is up for sale, and its owner says it’s not likely a buyer will continue the operation. The Holiday Auto Theatre has been open on Old Oxford Road since 1948. But, after fighting with the county for seven years to add more screens needed to make the business viable, owner Fred Baum said it’s likely this will be the end of an era.
The property is listed for $650,000 with Re/Max Alpha of Oxford.
“The reason for this is actually pretty simple,” theater spokesman Jeff Zeismann said. “The extra screens enable somebody to go to a movie this weekend and come back next weekend and see a different movie. It allows repeat business to cycle through quicker.”
Zeismann said it’s nearly impossible to survive as a single-screen theater in a multi-screen world facing declining box office sales.
After spending more than $50,000 in legal fees suing the county, architectural studies and the like trying to get the extra screens in, Zeismann said it’s no longer a smart investment.
“They don’t have the money to continue to try to navigate the bureaucracy,” he said. “After a while, you just throw up your hands.”
Baum’s request to add two screens was denied by the county’s board of zoning appeals in 1999 for fear that the added screens would distract drivers on Old Oxford Road and that the extra business could cause traffic jams.
Because the drive-in predates the county’s zoning codes, the drive-in is allowed to operate on residentially zoned land. Any changes to that operation, though, must be approved by the zoning appeals board, said Butler County Department of Development Director Mike Juengling.
Baum offered to sell the theater to adult entertainment businessman Jimmy Flynt after the commission turned down the added screens in 1999. Baum then sued the county, but lost.
Juengling said Baum came back to work with the county’s planning and zoning staff, but refused to work through the process.
“They came back to us wanting us as a staff to OK it, and we can’t do that without going back to the board,” Juengling said. “I’ve explained several times that we do not have the authority to do this.”
Zeismann said he can’t understand why the county wasn’t more willing to work with the drive-in.
“It will probably, once it is sold, be sold for some use other than a drive-in,” he said. “Apparently the county wants that. That’s the only conclusion we can come to. We find it utterly fascinating in view of the number of jobs and the number of businesses lost in the city of Hamilton and in Butler County.”
In the late 1960s, there were nearly 200 drive-in theaters in Ohio. Only about 35 survive today. The nearest theaters are the Melody 49 in Brookville and the Starlite Drive-in in Amelia.
Baum purchased the theater in 1995 and spent about half a million dollars renovating the place. He worked there as a teen and said he has a strong emotional attachment to the business.
“We never intended to pull the plug on this,” he said.
For now, the theater is operating only on the weekends, down from its week-long schedule for the first time in a decade.
Topo from 1973. It looks like there was another road that was on the other side of the drive-in. Later on it was gone.
Goggle Earth 2011 One drive-in closes and another opens across the street.
New York Drive-Ins
Hey sher2112..do you have any pictures to share?
Goggle Earth 1993
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Goggle Earth 1967. The entrance and exit was on RT.15 not Clark Street.
After looking at it you guys are right. I talked to a guy some years ago that worked for the company that demolished it. He was just out of the Army and it was his first job. He remembers it and he said it was shame they tore it down for a parking lot. But at that time there was a lot of movie screens in downtown Toledo and with the drive-ins. Thank God they saved the Valentine and restored it. At one time that was going to be demolished also.
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Goggle Earth from 2012. The screen tower is still standing yet. It is an 84 lumber company now. The 1996 aerial shows in might be still be open yet?
Have not found to much infor on that one..
Check out this You Tube video from 1960