Paul Cole, a lifelong resident of Newark, has acquired the Rose City Drive-In property at 5418 Rt. 31 with plans to reintroduce movies and other entertainment to the community.
The original 100-by-45-foot screen remains intact, and Cole has already begun investing in the property to prepare it for a new generation of families.
The long-vacant facility will see a new concession stand, restrooms, a modern digital projection system, and other amenities added, with the goal of opening by spring 2024. The revamped drive-in will showcase blockbuster movies and host events aimed at expanding recreational options for the Wayne County region.
Additional features planned for the site include a stage for concerts, a pavilion for car shows, farmers markets, private party events, swap meets, and more.
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