Galion 3 Drive-In
1472 Ohio 598,
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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.
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