1360 N. Conant Street,
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The Lake Erie Drive-In opened on May 9, 1941 featuring Madeleine Carroll and Fred MacMurray in “Virginia”. It was only known as the Lake Erie Drive-In for a short period of time, and later on, it was advertised as the Drive-In for the next four and a half years. Reopened on April 20, 1946 as the Maumee Drive-In.
In 1978 Redstone applied for a building permit to twin the drive-in theatre, but a protest was taken to the Maumee City Council over showing R-Rated movies, but they still got the building permit for the second screen. The Maumee Drive-In was closed at the end of 1986 and it was demolished in 1988.
On December 21, 1997, National Amusements opened up the Showcase Maumee 18 theatres on the site of the old drive-in. In 2004 it was renovated into the Maumee 18 Cinema DeLux theatres. On January 10, 2010 the Maumee 18 Cinema DeLux was one of four theatres belonging to to National Amusements in the Toledo area that were sold to Rave Motion Pictures, so National Amusements could refinance their debt. On July 11, 2010, Rave closed the theatre because of too many screens in the Maumee, OH area, and it has been sold to The Calvary Assembly of God.
The Maumee Drive-In and the Showcase Maumee 18 theatres was owned/operated by Theatre Corporation of America in 1960 and Redstone/National Amusements from 1963 to 2010.
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