Springmill Drive-In

1040 Springmill Road,
Mansfield, OH 44901

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Springmill Drive-In

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The Springmill Drive-In opened on June 17, 1950 featuring “The Gal Who Took the West” with Yvonne DeCarlo, Charles Coburn, Scott Brady and John Russell. Also featured was the short “The Uninvited Bride” with Leon Errol and “Kangaroo Kid” a cartoon. The Springmill Drive-In was opened/built by Charles M. & William Mosser dba Fremont Drive-In Theatres, and had a capacity for 620 cars. They also owned the Fremont Drive-In located in Fremont, OH at this time. They also owned the Fremont Construction Co. which built both drive-in’s William & Charles M. Mosser acquired the construction company and other business interests in 1948 from their late-father Louis.

In 1970 Charles M. Mosser sold the construction company. In 1971, Charles M. Mosser, who was president of the Fremont Drive-In Theatres Inc. died from cancer. His daughter Janet Sweeney took control of the Fremont Drive-In Theatres Inc. Co-Operative Theatres was the booking and buying agency for the theatre in the beginning. Later on, the theatre was part of the Jack Armstrong Circuit and Robert Tilton Associates.

In 1982, it was taken over by Great Eastern Theatre Co. On November 11, 1985, they bought it from Janet Sweeney and Fremont Theatres Inc. In 2008 a second screen was added to the parking field which can accommodate 150 cars.

Contributed by Randy Studer, Lost Memory

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jwmovies
jwmovies on December 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Above address is incorrect. The address for this drive-in is 1040 Ohio 39.

Springmill Rd. does not map properly.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 1, 2014 at 2:06 am

Their address according to their website: 1040 Springmill Road Mansfield, Ohio 44901 Now part of the Great Eastern Theatres.

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