Star View Drive-In

2083 U.S. 20,
Norwalk, OH 44857

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on August 11, 2017 at 3:48 am

Is it known how the fire started?

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on August 11, 2017 at 1:11 am

Nov. 5, 1949: The Star View’s ad promised free gas “when below 50” and free comic books!

Sandusky Register Star News, March 19, 1952: Ernest Plitz returns as manager after being recalled for 18 months on Naval service.

Sandusky Register Star News, Sept. 10, 1955: Gordon Evans succeeds Plitz as manager. Plitz left to manage a drive-in chain in Florida.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on August 11, 2017 at 12:26 am

“Gusting winds toppled the screen at Starview Drive-In Theater” on December 15, 1971 according to the Norwalk Reflector’s story the next day. I’d guess that’s the off-season disaster date and not early 1972.

Rick Myers Jr., 17, Monroeville, said he was replacing fencing along the west side of the theater when he heard the screen “creaking.”

“I looked up and saw the tower (screen) shaking and I thought the wind wall (fence) was going to be blown over,” he said.

As the screen started to fall, “I ran as fast as I could.” Myers, a theater employee since March, was securing the theater for the winter off-season at the time.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Above address does not map properly. Use U.S. 20 & Halfway Rd in Ridgefield, OH 44857

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 29, 2010 at 1:11 am

Here is a more recent view of the marquee:
http://tinyurl.com/ybzlt6b