Skyline Twin Drive-In
6058 Lincoln Way E.,
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The Skyline Auto Theatre was opened October 3, 1947, featuring the 1946 comedy “A Night in Casablanca” with the Marx Brothers. It was opened by Milton Yassenoff of the Skyline Amusement Co. The theatre was designed/built by architectural firm F & Y Building Service (aka F & Y Construction Company), headed by Leo Yassenhoff. Apparently Yassenhoff did not operate the drive-in for very long. Yassenhoff was from Columbus, OH and was operating theatres under the Academy Operating Co. in Columbus. Under the Academy Operating Co., the Skyline Auto Theatre is not listed. Listed as owning the property was Wisebeda Inc. in 1952. Some names given in Theatre Catalog listings operating the drive-in were George Davis(1950-1951) and George Settos(1952-1954) dba Settos Theatres from Indianapolis, IN. In the 1960’s Theodora Betounes and Harry Critchfield were the owners, dba Skyline Auto Theater. I think George Settos and Theodora Betounes were related to each other. The last owners in 1967 were Sam and Nate Schultz (dba Sanbar Theatres and dba under Selected Theatres).
On July 1, 1977, the drive-in reopened as the Skyline Twin Drive-In. The last season for the Skyline Twin Drive-In was 1986. It closed at the end of the season. In 1987, Jay Schultz sold the property and the drive-in was demolished. It is now the location of a Habitat for Humanity store.
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