Gala Drive-In

2215 E. Waterloo Road,
Akron, OH 44312

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Gala Drive-In

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The Gala Drive-In opened in 1937 as a single screen and later was twinned. Car capacity was listed at 475. The Gala Drive-In closed in 1997 has since been demolished and is now a housing development.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 5, 2010 at 11:16 am

It did park 475 cars and it was owned in the late 50’s by OHIO THEATRE SERVICE.

TLSLOEWS on June 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Interesting that the housing development kept the Gala Name.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 5, 2010 at 4:12 pm

It’s not a housing development but a commercial strip center. Several units for sale:

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TLSLOEWS on June 5, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Thanks SiliconSam,but I think I will pass on buying a unit.Thanks for the info.

sher2112 on July 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

My Dad was the projectionist there for years. I miss going with him on Saturdays to fix speakers

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 23, 2012 at 9:44 am

Hey you have any pictures to share?

acroyear1 on March 1, 2014 at 6:14 pm

I have many fond memories of this Drive-In theater. It was a real gem. Sorely missed. Wish I had a decent photo of the place. Would even purchase one.

rivest266 on April 23, 2016 at 10:36 am

April 1st, 1949 grand opening ad as Gala Drive-In in photo section. It opened in 1948 as Sawyerwood Drive-In.

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