Eastside Drive-In

3811 E. Main Street,
Whitehall, OH 43213

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Eastside Drive-In

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One of the three drive-in’s most Eastsiders would go to on the weekends. One of three drive-in theatres located in Whitehall (suburb of Columbus).

The Eastside Drive-In was probably closed after the 1980 season. Newspaper lists indicate it ran during the winter season until 1977.

Contributed by Ron Curren, II

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 3, 2010 at 6:29 am

http://www.forgottenoh.com/driveinlist.html lists the address as 3811 East Main Street.

http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/ohteas9 also lists the theatre, with a car capacity of 350.

Mark_L
Mark_L on April 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

There were 3 Columbus-area drive-in’s in Whitehall:

In-Town @ 3651 E. Main Eastside @ 3811 E. Main (Miles) East Main @ 4750 E. Main

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on April 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Can you create a page here for the In-Town? It is before my time in Columbus.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 4, 2012 at 4:07 am

Uploaded aerial from 1957 showing Eastside and the In-Town Auto theater.

Mark_L
Mark_L on January 23, 2013 at 5:52 am

In the picture from HistoricAerials, the Eastside drive-in is on the right.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 23, 2013 at 10:29 am

The map location shown here looks wrong — way east of where it should be.

Mark_L
Mark_L on January 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

The map location is correct. The give-away is that diagonal train track that crossed Main Street just east of Barnett Road. That track was just at the Whitehall border.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

The map location is at Main and Yearling, which is not at all consistent with either my memory of the place, or the aerial photo.

Mark_L
Mark_L on January 23, 2013 at 11:13 am

Oh, I understand now. You were referring to the Google Map, not the Historical Aerial. The Google map is definitely too far east.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on January 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm

The front entrance next to Main Street is now an Aldi grocery store. The rest of the property appears to now be some sort of warehouse or light industrial district.

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