Heath Drive-In

1892 Hebron Road,
Heath, OH 43056

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Previously operated by: Tri-State Theaters

Previous Names: Heath Auto Theatre

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Heath Drive-In

The Heath Auto Theatre was located in Heath, Ohio and opened August 28, 1953 with Mitzi Gaynor in “Golden Girl” and John Lund in “The Battle at Apache Pass”. It held 600 cars and was owned by Tri-States Theatres in the late-1950’s. It was closed in 1976.

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Drive-In 54 on September 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I stopped and looked at last summer. The drive-in is still standing but in bad condition. The concession stand/project booth was set on fire and destroyed. The screen tower looks decent yet. It could reopened with some work and $$$$$ !!

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Drive-In 54 on September 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I have current pictures I need to put on CT.

85matt on May 22, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Actually Clarence the Heath drive in is really located in Hebron Ohio!! also Heath’s zip code has always been 43056 and Newark’s always 43055 wrong again!!

HEATH has been a city since 1955!!!!!!!

By the way the person who used to own the drive ins lives above the (heath) drive in that’s actually located in Hebron!!

her name is Sally Price!!

rivest266 on May 28, 2017 at 2:50 pm

This opened on August 28th, 1953. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

SallyP on April 6, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Hi I am Sally thanks for all the comments. I do have a Heath Drive In on FB. The fram is now for sale and it is 1949 Hebron Rd SE Heath Ohio 43056. Drive In and Land combo deal the screen is still in good shape. It does need clearing around it , I attempted to clean it up then, I was stopped by Charles Price , sorry.It was beautiful when I lived there. Any intrest please contact Park Shai Granville Ohio. Thanks Sally Price

SallyP on April 6, 2018 at 1:26 pm


SallyP on April 6, 2018 at 1:31 pm

The House has been demolished due to my brothers lack of intrest in there faimly or anything we had. After my dad and mom died they took everything we worked for and distoryed it.

MichaelWDean on July 1, 2021 at 10:09 am

Just an update. July 2021: The screen is still standing. The property is so overgrown that in the summer, I’m sure that many people that drive by it don’t even realize that it is there.

MichaelWDean on July 1, 2021 at 11:15 am

This drive-in, and its sister drive-in, the Valley Drive-in on North 21st Street in north Newark, were built, owned and operated by M.E. Price Theaters. Myron Price had his office in the upper floor of a building on Third Street, right on the Courthouse Square in Newark. He also had the Grand Theater on the South side of the square. Both of the drive-ins were where the locals came to see the Fourth-of-July fireworks displays. The final fireworks displays took place during the Bicentennial in 1976. Both drive-ins had a playground area in front of the screen so that the kids could burn off energy, and give the parents some peace and quiet, during the intermission. It was more innocent time!

SallyP on July 13, 2021 at 7:38 am

I have been cleaning at The heath and made a path in front of the screen. This fall I will be able to get back in there and have cleard area close. The screen is fine. Looks great. There is damage at the top left 1 peice missing.The concession stand did not catch fire. When my dad died my brothers were to cheep hording there money so they did not clean it up. It ccaved in on it self from roof damage. If anyone would like to visit my phone number is on the gate and signs or you can contact me on FB.

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