Melody 49 Drive In. Brookville, Ohio. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees
Photo: Ty Greenlees

Brookville drive-in theater set to reopen this Friday

While movie theaters throughout the country are still closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, many local drive-ins are beginning to reopen to satisfy the public’s need for popcorn and cinema. Just a few weeks ago, the Dixie Twin Drive-In theater in Dayton reopened to the masses, and the response of the people has perhaps prompted other local drive-in theaters to open to the public as soon as possible. The latest drive-in theater answering this call is Melody 49 Drive-In, located in Brookville. 

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Though the opening day for the drive-in was originally scheduled to take place on Friday, May 22, Melody 49 Drive-In announced that it would be moving the opening date to this Friday, May 29, due to technical difficulties. 

Since 1966, the drive-in has been welcoming guests into its outdoor facility that houses two screens and a concession stand that serves popcorn and other snacks. 

Melody 49 Drive In. Brookville, Ohio. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

Beginning on Friday, the drive-in will be open and showing blockbuster films every weekend from Friday through Sunday. Showtimes are announced on the Monday before the following weekend.

This weekend, from Friday, May 29, through Sunday, May 31, the drive-in will be showing “Trolls World Tour” at 9:15 p.m. and “Dolittle” at 11 p.m. on screen one. On screen two, patrons will be able to see “Jumanji: The Next Level” at 9:15 p.m. and “Bad Boys For Life” at 11:30 p.m. The box office opens at 8 p.m.

Admission costs are as follows:

- Adults 12 and up: $8

- Children 6-11 years old: $2

- 5 years old and younger: Free

Upon arrival, tune your radio to 105.3 FM for screen one and 100.5 FM for screen two.

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES

While visiting the Melody 49 Drive-In, customers are encouraged to wear masks while visiting the restrooms, concession stand and while interacting with other guests and staff members. Additional procedures, like markings on the floor to ensure six feet of distance between customers and more frequent cleanings of restrooms and other gathering areas. For a full list of the drive-in’s coronavirus policies, head to their website

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To stay up-to-date on all announcements from Melody 49 Drive-In, including showtimes, pay a visit to their Facebook page or website

Melody 49 Drive-In is located at 7606 Pleasant-Plain Rd. in Brookville. 

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