Galion 3 Drive-In

1472 Ohio 598,
Galion, OH 44833

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Galion 3 Drive-In

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The Galion Twin Drive-In opened on September 7, 1973. On screen (one) was the 1973 action/adventure “Live and Let Die” with Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto and Jane Seymour. The second feature on screen one was the 1972 western/action “The Honkers” with James Coburn, Lois Nettleton and Slim Pickens. On screen (two) was the 1966 action “The Wild Angels” with Peter Fonda, Bruce Dern and Nancy Sinatra. The second feature was the 1967 action/drama “The Glory Stompers” with Dennis Hopper, Jody McCrea and Chris Noel. The final feature is the 1967 action/drama “Born Losers” with Tom Laughlin, Elizabeth James and Jeremy Slate.

The drive-in theatre was opened by Harold E. Thompson who also owned indoor theatres in Galion, Crestline, Willard and Marysville, Ohio. He bought the property in 1968. On July 21, 1978, the drive-in was renamed the Galion Tri-Plex with the addition of a (third) screen tower. Alan Teicher (dba Teicher Theatres) took over the operation of the drive-in from Thompson. Teicher renamed the drive-in to the Galion 3 Drive-In. The drive-in finally closed at the end of season in 1985 and in 1997 the property was sold to the Sautter Brothers and turned back into farm land. The screen towers were finally taken down in August of 2015.

Contributed by Randy Studer

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 12, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Here is a YouTube Video of the Galion 3 HERE

Kenmore
Kenmore on September 12, 2015 at 5:27 pm

A slightly more accurate address is 1472 OH-598, Galion, Ohio as this will take you right to the front entrance. http://tinyurl.com/on6t2ef

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on September 12, 2015 at 5:57 pm

Thanks..I tried a few different ones. It did work on Goggle maps at one time. Sometimes goggle maps are funny.

I will get Ken to change it to: 1472 OH-598, Galion,Ohio Ohio

TomMc11
TomMc11 on May 3, 2018 at 12:05 pm

Google Street view was last by there in 2014, so the screen towers are still visible on it.

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