Millers Grove Drive-In

11923 Frederick Pike,
Vandalia, OH 45377

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Millers Grove Drive-In

Opened on June 3, 1949 with Ann Sothern in “April Showers”. The Millers Grove Drive-In was operated by the Miller brothers. Family operated with a big public swimming pool next door. It was closed in 1986

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TomMc11 on May 31, 2017 at 8:49 am

This drive in was actually in Vandalia, Ohio, not far from West Milton. The address is 11995 Frederick Pike
Vandalia, OH 45377.

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Drive-In 54 on July 7, 2017 at 4:37 pm

11923 Frederick Pike is a better address.

davidcoppock on July 8, 2017 at 3:28 am

Is the swimming pool still there?

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Drive-In 54 on July 8, 2017 at 4:22 am

You get on goggle maps and look. I think so.

TomMc11 on November 30, 2018 at 9:18 am

Swimming pool is gone. It was still visible as a pool in the 2007 Historic Aerial, but it was filled in by the 2009 Historic Aerial.

dallasmovietheaters on February 11, 2021 at 6:05 pm

The Miller’s Grove Drive-In opened June 11, 1949 with a soft launch showing Ann Sothern and Jack Carson in “April Showers” and supported by a cartoon, newsreel and the short, “So You Want to Hold Your Wife” starring George O'Hanlon. The ozoner then went with its big splash in a full-fledged Grand Opening with Humphrey Bogart in “The Treasure of Sierra Madre” on June 24, 1949 where you could go for a swim and then enjoy a movie on the 56' x 56' screen.

rivest266 on May 27, 2023 at 3:28 pm

Opened June 3rd, 1949, with the official opening on the 24th. Ad posted.

Kenmore on May 28, 2023 at 6:38 am

In a 2000 aerial, the pool has water and seems to be operational. By 2005 it was empty. By 2009, it had been filled in.

By 1994, the drive-in had been demolished save for the concession stand/projector booth. Which lasted until 2011, but was demolished and completely removed by the following year.

Today, only the outline of the drive-in remains with faint hints of parch marks indicating the presence of ramps.

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