- Ellesse Rodriguez
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:
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
Bonus: every Sunday in April through October is the Paris Flea Market from 6 A.M. to 12 P.M.
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.
Cost: $8 Adult | $2 Children 6-11 | Free Children 5 and under
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
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
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
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