Star View Drive-In

2083 U.S. 20,
Norwalk, OH 44857

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davidcoppock on August 10, 2017 at 7:48 pm

Is it known how the fire started?

MichaelKilgore on August 10, 2017 at 5:11 pm

Nov. 5, 1949: The Star View’s ad promised free gas “when below 50” and free comic books!

Sandusky Register Star News, March 19, 1952: Ernest Plitz returns as manager after being recalled for 18 months on Naval service.

Sandusky Register Star News, Sept. 10, 1955: Gordon Evans succeeds Plitz as manager. Plitz left to manage a drive-in chain in Florida.

MichaelKilgore on August 10, 2017 at 4:26 pm

“Gusting winds toppled the screen at Starview Drive-In Theater” on December 15, 1971 according to the Norwalk Reflector’s story the next day. I’d guess that’s the off-season disaster date and not early 1972.

Rick Myers Jr., 17, Monroeville, said he was replacing fencing along the west side of the theater when he heard the screen “creaking.”

“I looked up and saw the tower (screen) shaking and I thought the wind wall (fence) was going to be blown over,” he said.

As the screen started to fall, “I ran as fast as I could.” Myers, a theater employee since March, was securing the theater for the winter off-season at the time.

jwmovies on December 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Above address does not map properly. Use U.S. 20 & Halfway Rd in Ridgefield, OH 44857

kencmcintyre on January 28, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Here is a more recent view of the marquee: