Speedway Auto Theatre

293 Eidson Road,
Greenville, OH 45331

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Speedway Auto Theatre

This is an old drive-in theatre on Eidson Road (not a typo), set about 500 feet from the Greensvill-Dayton turnpike (Rout 49) just south of Greenville and the county fairgrounds.

The Speedway Auto Theatre opened in 1946 with a 400 car capacity.

Contributed by Greg Asman

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bjshaffer
bjshaffer on April 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm

The Speedway Auto Theatre was hit by a tornado in 1987 and the center section of the tower was blown in on the field. The box office was still standing after the storm. I have run across some photos that were sent to me after the storm. I was there for a visit before the tower came but can’t find any photos just video.

bjshaffer
bjshaffer on April 28, 2009 at 5:51 pm

John Tabor, who operated the Speedway, operated under the name Jodi Theatres.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 411 Eidson Road.

TomMc11
TomMc11 on May 19, 2017 at 1:38 pm

This is about 9 years too late, but the sign at the Henry Ford Museum is for the Douglas Auto Theater in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on November 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm

The correct address is:293 Eidson Road

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on November 24, 2018 at 4:47 pm

the ramps are barely visable though the outline is clearly visable all other traces aren gone except for the concession stand which still remains that withing the past 10-15 years got a repaint on the roof!

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on November 24, 2018 at 4:48 pm

did it ever reopen after the storm because the 1990 topo map lists the drive-in and i want to know if it reopened or if it’s a mistake.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 24, 2018 at 9:45 pm

Was there a speedway there too?

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 24, 2018 at 9:49 pm

Opened on 11/9/1946 with “Greenwich Village”.

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