17th Avenue Drive-In

1770 E. 17th Avenue,
Columbus, OH 43219

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17th Avenue Drive-In

The new 17th Avenue Drive-In theatre was located at 1770 E. 17th Avenue between Woodland Avenue and Joyce Avenue. The grand opening was on Thursday, July 19, 1956, as advertised in the Columbus Dispatch. The opening program was Allan Lane in “Captive of Billy the Kid”, Johnny Weissmuller in “Tarzan Escapes” & Anita Louise in “The Bandit of Sherwood Forest”. The drive in closed on October 31, 1979 with Lee Majors in “Killer Fish” & Sophia Loren in “Firepower”.

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 17, 2019 at 6:57 am

Opened with “Billy the kid”, “Tarzan’s escape” and “Bandits of Sherwood Forest”.

Mark_L
Mark_L on February 19, 2019 at 5:58 pm

Theater closing date was 9/9/79, running Disco Godfather, Super Dude and Wild & Dirty.

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