Tiffin Drive-In

4041 State Route 53 N,
Tiffin, OH 44883

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davidcoppock on November 3, 2023 at 10:56 pm

Is the Fun Farm still there.

dansdriveintheater on December 19, 2022 at 10:00 am

Now has a. New barco sk4k projector in a new concession building

davidcoppock on October 5, 2020 at 6:33 pm

Opened on 10/6/1949 with “Buck privates” and “Under California stars”.

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Drive-In 54 on October 5, 2020 at 4:57 pm

From the new owner..

The Drive-In has been a landmark in Tiffin for 71 years. Many residents both young and old remember loading up the car and heading down SR 53 to see a double feature and indulge in movie theater snacks. Generations of Tiffinites enjoyed movies from these screens but over time they have become unable to be repaired. The new owner Michael Cole saw the repairs needed and decided to make changes to the Drive-In to update them.

The 71-year-old screen #1 was retired as of October 1. It will be replaced with a new screen the same size as the old one. The new screen will come with a reflective paint to enhance the quality of movies on the screen.

The Drive-In’s new screen will be built by Jerry Selby, a Richfield Ohio native. Selby and his family have built drive-in screens all around the world for theaters. The new #1 screen will be unveiled by October 14 or 15. Cole plans on having a screen premiere event night and the new screen will be used regularly starting the weekend of October 16-18, if all according to plan.

A new screen #2 is set to be built by Selby. This new screen will stand in the grassy area of the northeast corner. However, the screen will not show movies until the next season as there will be new equipment added and moved.

Halloween weekend will feature adult and children programming. As of now, the Halloween weekend is set to be the last weekend of the Drive-In’s season.

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Drive-In 54 on August 27, 2020 at 6:50 pm

The Tiffin Drive-in has been sold by Saunders Theater Properties.

TIFFIN, Ohio — The former Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater on State Route 53 is now under new ownership.

According to a release from the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership, freelance writer and entrepreneur Mike Cole recently purchased the theater and plans to improve it with a $200,000 investment.

Changes will include two new screens: an 84-foot-wide screen replacing the original and an additional permanent 44-foot-wide screen. They will be constructed by Selby Products of Richfield.

“We are excited to bring the Tiffin Drive-In Theater into the next era and help it to continue to be a unique attraction in Seneca County for many years to come,” Cole said.

Construction on the primary screen is expected to start in September and followed shortly after by the second screen which may not be operational during the 2020 season.

DavidZornig on January 7, 2018 at 10:58 am

Current article about restoration of the sign.


joeintiffin on March 15, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I just want to say that you to Saunders Theatre Properties for taking over the Tiffin Drive Inn. Ever though I am a theatre manager for Carmike Cinemas in Findlay, Ohio I enjoy the opportunity to take a weekend and watch a movie like the olden days in a car. Keep up the good work and I will see you this summer of 2012.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 24, 2012 at 11:52 am

Love those ads……..