CCC Auto Drive-In

1375 Harrisburg Pike,
Columbus, OH 43085

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The CCC Auto Drive-In was run by the Rainbow Theaters chain in the 1970’s. It was opened prior to 1955 and at some point in the 1970’s, a second screen was added. Apparently, it was demolished and a shopping center now occupies the site.

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on August 9, 2007 at 4:26 am

CCC stood for Cleveland-Columbus-Cincinnati, the “3-C Highway” which this drive-in was located on.

RichM
RichM on June 6, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Attended this drive in a couple of times, remember always seeing bumper stickers and signs for Christian Free Drive In associated with CCC.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on June 6, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Is Christian Free Drive-in still operating? Someone should add it to CinemaTreasures.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 19, 2009 at 2:59 am

Yes, the car capacity in 1956 was 400 and it was owned in the late 50’s by Frank Yassenoff.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 19, 2009 at 3:02 am

Yassenoff owned several Drive ins in Columbus. WEST FIFTH AUTO, EAST SIDE DRIVE IN and Milton Yassenoff owned the SOUTH HI DRIVE IN in that city in 1956.

bbfarmer
bbfarmer on February 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

The last really great, first run exploitation drive-in show I attended was in the late 80s at this place. “Hellhole”, “Women’s Prison Massacre” and “Violence in a Women’s Prison”. Good friends, lots of beer and illegal smoke, and memories of a fun evening.

Of course, I’ve seen some drive-in retro shows in the years since, but this was the last time I saw this kind of show when it was simply the regular programming for the week. Soon after, home video would take over as the primary medium of exploitation films, and the CCC closed. Replaced by a shopping center anchored by a Kroger grocery store.

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