Holiday Drive-In

3750 W. Broad Street,
Columbus, OH 43228

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Holiday Drive-In

The National Auto Theatre was opened August 8, 1947 when it was operated by Leo Yassenhoff, who also headed the architectural firm F & Y Building Service who designed the theatre and also operated Academy Operating Co. chain of theatres. Initially it had a capacity for 500 cars. By 1955 it was operated by M. Yassenoff, and had been renamed National Drive-In and the car capacity had increased to 750.

The Holiday Drive-In was opened in 1971, and was twinned in the early-1970’s. It was closed in 1985.

The theater was razed for a shopping mall. Capacity was about 1,000 cars for the two screens.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on January 22, 2010 at 9:49 am

Here is a 1987 photo. The theater was still open at that time.

Mark_L on February 4, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Lincoln Village Plaza is west of I-270. The Holiday was east of I-270 at approximately the location of the Consumer West shopping center.

Mark_L on April 22, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Opened as the National Drive In (for being on the National Road) on 8/8/1947.

Mark_L on December 9, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Opened as a twin Drive-In on 7/2/1975, running STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD, BROTHER OF THE WIND & PAINT YOUR WAGON on screen 1 and FREEBIE AND HE BEAN AND SCARECROW on screen 2.

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