When Friend Jan and I passed through Logan, Ohio, in February, I mentioned that we stopped to take a photo the derelict Hocking Theater for my readers who are drive-in fans. You can click on the photos to make them larger.
This afternoon I was scanning a bunch of aerials I took while flying with a fire spotter in Southern Ohio in the spring of 1970. I couldn’t believe it, but here was a picture of the place in its heyday. The road under construction is what would become the four-lane Rt. 33 that links Athens to Columbus.
The way it looks today
Here’s a link to the story about passing the place (and our motel-hunting experience in Louisville)..
- The Bloymeyer Drive-In looks like it’s being eaten.
- The Jackson Drive-In and the 1938 swimming pool are long gone.
- The Hillcrest Inn was across the street from the Star-Vue. Both are history.