Holiday Drive-In

3750 W. Broad Street,
Columbus, OH 43228

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Previously operated by: Academy Operating Co., Chakeres Theaters Inc.

Firms: F & Y Building Service

Previous Names: National Auto Theatre, National Drive-In

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Holiday Drive-In

The National Auto Theatre was opened August 8, 1947 with Marjorie Reynolds in “Up in Mabel’s Room” & The Marx Brothers in “A Night in Casablanca”. 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 on July 2, 1975. It was closed in 1985.

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

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 22, 2010 at 9:49 am

Here is a 1987 photo. The theater was still open at that time.
http://tinyurl.com/y9txug9

Mark_L
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
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
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.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 30, 2019 at 7:14 pm

The Feb. 11, 1974 issue of Boxoffice had an extensive article with photos about the extreme concession stand remodeling that Chakeres Theatres has performed on the Holiday beginning in late 1970.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on December 18, 2020 at 12:52 am

Opened onn8/8/1947 with “Up in Mable’s room” and “A night in Casablanca”.

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