Speedway Auto Theatre

Eidson Road,
Greenville, OH 45331

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Speedway Auto Theatre

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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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Toby
Toby on May 10, 2008 at 11:20 pm

I seem to recall that the neon sign that once advertised this drive-in, which was shaped like a car, was on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

bjshaffer
bjshaffer on April 29, 2009 at 1:48 am

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 29, 2009 at 1:51 am

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

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 5, 2012 at 12:44 am

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

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