Guide to Dayton's Drive-In Movie Theatres
Photo: Sidney Auto Vue
Photo: Sidney Auto Vue

Your guide to drive-in movie theaters

Experience the joy of piling blankets into your car, rolling down the windows and blasting the stereo and enjoying a movie complete with hot buttery popcorn, candy and snacks.

It’s a fun, nostalgic experience that everyone needs to have at least once in their life.

Every year that goes by it seems harder to find drive-in movie theaters, so, we’ve done the work for you. 

Here is a roundup of drive-in theaters in the area:

Dixie Twin Drive-In

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Photo: Dixie Twin Drive-In Facebook

This drive-in sticks to a traditional 1950s aesthetic and has two screens, one 120’ by 52’ and the other 100’ by 65’. The grounds are tree enclosed and fit 900 vehicles comfortably. 

Where: 6201 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton

Hours: Now open for the season. Open Fridays and Saturdays. Double feature, with first movie starting at 8:30 P.M. | Box office opens one hour prior to start time.

Cost: $8 Adults | $2 Children 5-12

Show times and more info: WebsiteFacebook

Bonus: every Sunday in April through October is the Paris Flea Market from 6 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Chakeres Melody 49

This drive-in is now featuring all digital movies on two screens and re-opens on April 14. 

Where: 7606 Pleasant-Plain Road, Clayton

Hours: Box office opens at 8 P.M.

Show times and more info: WebsiteFacebook

Cost: $8 Adult | $2 Children 6-11 | Free Children 5 and under

Holiday Auto Theatre

Guide to Dayton's Drive-in Theatres
Photo: Holiday Auto Theatre Facebook

This 60-year-old drive-in is home to one screen and 850 car spots. Each week Holiday Auto Theatre shows a series of movies, sometimes two, sometimes three. It’s important to check the times to make sure you’re on time to the movies you want to see.

Where: 1816 Old Oxford Road, Hamilton

Hours: Box office opens at 6:45 P.M. | Movies start around 8 P.M.

Cost: $8.75 Adults | $5.50 Children 4-11 | Free children 3 and under

Purchase Tickets Online Here

Sidney Auto-vue Drive-In

Guide to Dayton's Drive-In Theatres
Photo: Sidney Auto Vue

This family entertainment venue is more than just movies. It’s an experience. 

Where: 1409 4th Ave, Sidney, OH

Hours: Box office opens at 7:30 P.M. | Show begins 8:25 P.M.

Cost: $8 Adults | $3 Kids 5-11 | Free Children 4 and under

Starlight Drive-In’s

Guide to Dayton's Drive-In Theatres
Photo: Starlight Drive-In Facebook

Two great shows, great food and relaxing under the stars. 

Where: 1889 US 127 Maria Stein, OH 45860 

Hours: Call (419) 925-4944

Cost: $6 Adults | $2 Kids 12 and under

Starlite Drive-In (Amelia)

Guide to Dayton's Drive-In Theatres
Photo: Starlight Drive-In Facebook

The Starlite Drive-In Theatre is a great entertainment value: two movies for the price of one. 

Where: 2255 St. Rt. Ohio-125 Amelia, OH 45102

Hours: Call (513) 734-4001 | Keep checking the website

Cost: $8.75 Adults | $5.25 Kids 4 - 11 | Free Children 3 and under | $7.50 Seniors 60+ and Active Military