Telegraph Drive-In

5969 Telegraph Road,
Toledo, OH 43612

Unfavorite 3 people favorited this theater

Showing 9 comments

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 24, 2012 at 11:28 pm

jjoyne5..Do you know which church got the big “T' sign? I have heard that story myself…I’m updating the overview for Telegraph.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on January 8, 2012 at 5:57 am

michigandriveins…The Toledo drive-in was the Franklin Park DI. The picture you are linked to was the Maumee DI. Maumee, Ohio.

jjoyner5 on May 31, 2011 at 2:47 am

The Telegraph Drive-In (We called it the “Big T” for its monumental neon “T” on the back of the screen)was located on Telegraph Rd, about ½ mile north of Alexis road. After it was torn down, sometime in the late 70s-early 80s, the neon “T” found a new home on a church in Michigan

DavidZornig on January 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I posted a blurb about the Telegraph Drive-In over on CT’s Miracle Mile Drive-In (Toledo) page. I believe it was prior to the Telegraph getting it’s own CT page, because of the dates and I’d searched for this by name first. on January 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I don’t see a listing for the Toledo Drive-In here. This is supposed to be a photo of it from 1950. I am trying to find it’s exact location, I believe it was on Detroit Ave. Does anyone know about this one? on December 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm

The Telegraph Drive-in was at 5969 Telegraph Rd, Toledo, OH 43612-4548.

CSWalczak on December 2, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Yes, especially that flyer for a rather repulsive double feature 8-)!

If memory serves, the big T was in red neon at night.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 2, 2010 at 8:26 pm

CWalczak,That is some neat stuff to look at,thanks for passing it on.

CSWalczak on December 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm

This former drive-in was located on Telegraph Rd. (U.S. Rt. 24) near Alexis Rd., hence the name. Its local moniker, the “Big T” derived from the fact that there was a large letter T on the back of the theater’s screen. There are pictures of the theater and memorabilia related to it on the theater’s gallery page at