Columbus Drive-In

3800 Indianapolis Road,
Columbus, IN 47201

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Columbus Drive-In church service on a Sunday morning in 1957.

Located a mile north of town on Highway 31. The Columbus Drive-In opened August 3, 1950 with Burl Ives in “So Dear to My Heart”. It was operated by Trueman T. Rembusch of Syndicate Theatres Ct. Franklin. IN.

It was closed and demolished in 1992.

Contributed by David Zornig

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Kenmore on May 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm

The drive-in was located on what is now Omega Drive. Today, the property is a large pond with Omega Drive circling it.

DavidZornig on May 10, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Full history with photos in the link below. Copy & paste to view.

DavidZornig on May 11, 2015 at 4:45 am

There are more images of print ads from the Drive-In, on the Historic Columbus, Indiana Facebook page link below. Copy & paste to view.

jwmovies on September 22, 2016 at 10:17 am

The address for this drive in was 3800 Indianapolis Rd.

Omega is the road formed on property after the drive in closed.

Please update.

DavidZornig on September 26, 2017 at 4:31 am

Columbus Drive-In collage added courtesy of Rick Thompson, whose father managed it, the Crump and Rio Theatres.

50sSNIPES on November 8, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Opened With Walt Disney’s So Dear To My Heart.

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