Enjoy a Movie at an Outdoor Theater This Spring and Summer

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Everyone has been binge-watching Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video from home this spring. If you are in the mood to see a first-show film, consider going to a local outdoor theater. From the comfort of your vehicle, you can watch a couple of movies under the stars. Be sure to bring your blankets and pillows!

Outdoor theaters were very popular in the 1960s and 70s. You watched two movies with a 10-minute intermission that included cartoons. Most theaters had a play area to enjoy before the movie began. (Anyone remember Woodlawn Outdoor Theater on Springfield Pike, Oakley Drive-In on Madison Road, Mt. Healthy Drive-In on Compton Road, Twin Theater in Bond Hill, Jolly Roger Drive-In in Sharonville, Ferguson Drive-In in Western Hills or the Holiday 28 Drive-In in Loveland?)

Here is our list of local outdoor theaters where you can enjoy a movie:

27 Drive In
South Highway 27,  Somerset, Kentucky
Two screens available. Follow on Facebook.

Bel-Air Drive-In
Highway 421 in Versailles, Indiana
This theater has been around for over 60 years!

Centerbrook Drive-In
6735 SR 67, N. Martinsville, Indiana (two-hour drive)
Closed on Monday and Wednesdays. In business since 1950!

College Hill
Hollywood Drive-In Theater – College Hill East Parking Lot at 1538 Cedar Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mobile outdoor projection events

Dixie Twin Drive-In
6201 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton, Ohio
Two large screens with a digital projector.

Holiday Auto Theatre 
1816 Old Oxford Road (Ohio 130) in Hanover Township
Open year round and in business for over 60 years.

Hollywood Drive-In Theater
College Hill East Parking Lot at 1538 Cedar Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mobile outdoor projection events

Melody 49 Drive-In 
7606 Pleasant-Plain Road, Brookville, Ohio
This theater has been showing movies since 1966 and has two screens.

Sidney’s Auto Vue Drive-In
1409 Fourth Avenue, Sidney, Ohio
This theater has been showing movies under the stars since 1956.

Starlite Drive-In 
2255 State Route Ohio (125), Amelia, Ohio
Seasonal theater (Opens April 14, 2020 for the season)
This theater originally opened in 1947.

Tibbs Drive-In
480 S. Tibbs Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana (two-hour drive)
Four screens at this theater!

List updated 06/02/2021

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