Linden Air Drive-In

3168 Westerville Road,
Columbus, OH 43224

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The Linden Air Drive-In opened on July 14, 1950 with John Wayne in “Red River” & Spade Cooley “Everybody’s Dancing”.

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Keith on February 9, 2010 at 5:29 pm

the screen and the sign have been torn down.

Keith on February 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm

i remember seeing gremlins at this drive-in.

kencmcintyre on April 16, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Here is another photo. This drive-in is demolished.

Mark_L on April 16, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Property Sales History
(Denotes property owner, not necessarily theatre owner):

4/19/1950 — Marie H MacDonald & Jean M Maynard
3/13/1956 — Jean Maynard & Dean A. MacDonald
10/15/1970 — L & H Theatre Corp.
2/24/2000 — Rhema Christian Center (A church located at 2100 Agler Road)

I don’t see any record that this was ever owned by the Schottenstein family.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on April 18, 2010 at 8:07 am

What does the developer plan to build here?

Mark_L on April 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm

The land was purchased on 2/24/2000 for almost $600,000. There are no buildings on the property, just some blacktop from 1965. Use is listed as for churches/public worship.

This theatre opened on July 14, 1950 with the films RED RIVER and EVERYBODY’S DANCIN'.

TLSLOEWS on April 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm

O.K. interesting looking marquee.

Mark_L on April 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Google maps too far north on this one. Should be located just north of the Oakland Park/Westerville Road (Rt. 3) intersection.

bbfarmer on February 5, 2013 at 1:40 am

Check out this music video, circa 1990, for lots of views of the Linden Air, which was abandoned but still standing at that time. I worked on this video, and we shot lots of it around the drive-in:

I still have a big red marquee letter “Z” which I picked up off the ground during the shoot.

50sSNIPES on November 14, 2021 at 8:32 am

Opened On July 14, 1950 With “Red River” And “Everybody’s Dancing” with no extra short subjects.

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