Ohio's Forgotten Drive-Ins


A constantly updated list of defunct drive-in movie theaters throughout the state of Ohio. Information is often sketchy, so please feel free to fill me in on the current status of these lamented ozoners. (Note: This section lists only CLOSED drive-ins.)


Adams County
Peebles - Mound Drive-In (Gone)
West Union - Sunset Drive-In (7 miles SW of town; Gone)
Allen County
Lima - Gloria Drive-In (2600 West Elm; Gone)
Lima - Lima Drive-In (317 Market Street; Status Unknown)
Lima - Sharon Drive-In (2951 West Elm Street; Gone)
Lima - Springbrook Drive-In (Route 65 and 115; Gone)
Spencerville - Midway Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Ashland County
Ashland - Ashland Drive-In (1225 Wooster Road; Gone)
Ashtabula County
Ashtabula - Skyway Drive-In (Route 20; Gone)
North Kingville - Midway Drive-In (Route 20; Gone)
Athens County
Athens - Valley Drive-In (20 South Court Street; Status Unknown)
Nelsonville - 33 Drive-In Theater (SR 33, east of Nelsonville; Gone)
Auglaize County
St. Mary's - Midway Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Wapakoneta - Cruise-In (Route 33; Status Unknown)
Belmont County
Barnesville - Leatherwood Drive-In (Leatherwood Road; Dark)
Lansing - Super 40 Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Morristown - Morristown Drive-In (SR 149 and US40; Gone)
St. Clairsville - 70-40 Drive-In (I-70 and US40; Status Unknown)
Brown County
Aberdeen - Riverside Drive-In (Dark)
Mount Orab - Lake Drive-In (SR 68; Dark)
Russellville - East Bend Drive-In (9897 State Route 125; Partially Functional)
Butler County
Fairfield - Acme Auto Theater (Gone)
Hamilton - Colonial Drive-In (Dark)
Hamilton - Ramona Drive-In (Dixie Highway and Clinton Avenue; Status Unknown)
Hamilton - Valley Drive-In (2380 Hamilton-Eaton Road; Dark)
Middletown - Dixie Cruise-In (4029 South High Street or 3009 South Main Street; Dark)
Middletown - Excello Cruise-In (Route 4; Status Unknown)
Middletown - Starglow Drive-In (2835 Cincinnati-Dayton Road; Dark)
Stockton - Auto Theater (Route 4; Status Unknown)
Carroll County
Malvern - Skyway Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Champaign County
Urbana - Champaign Auto Theater (Gone)
Clark County
Springfield - Blue Moon Drive-In (Route 68; Dark)
Springfield - Cruise-In (Route 119; Status Unknown)
Springfield - Dust Drive-In (Route 68; Status Unknown)
Springfield - New Moon Drive-In (Urbana Road; Dark)
Springfield - Show Boat Drive-In (SR 40, east of Springfield; across from the Melody; Dark)
Springfield - Stardust Drive-In (East Main Street; Dark)
Clermont County
Loveland - Academy Drive-In (700 CCC Highway; Dark)
Loveland - Highway 28 Drive-In (1451 Goshen Pike; Status Unknown)
Clinton County
Wilmington - Wilmington Drive-In (Route 134; Dark)
Columbiana County
East Liverpool - Skyview Drive-In (3405 Main Street; Status Unknown)
East Liverpool - Super 30 Drive-In (Status Unknown)
East Liverpool - View Drive-In (Route 170; Status Unknown)
New Waterford - Midway Drive-In (Dark)
Salem - Salem Drive-In (Dark)
Crawford County
Bucyrus - Tri City Drive-In (Route 30; Dark)
Galion - Galion Drive-In (Dark)
Cuyahoga County
Chagrin Falls - Valley Drive-In (8228 East Washington; Gone)
Cleveland - Auto Drive-In (11395 Brookpark Road or Route 17; Dark)
Cleveland - Canal Road Drive-In (Canal Road near Euclid Heights Blvd.; Gone)
Cleveland - Cloverleaf Drive-In (Granger and Warner Roads; Dark)
Cleveland - East Side Drive-In (Route 8 in Warrensville Heights; Gone)
Cleveland - Fairview Drive-In (Route 20; Status Unknown)
Cleveland - Miles Drive-In (19001 Miles Road; Dark)
Cleveland - Pearl Road Drive-In (7591 Pearl Road; Gone)
Darke County
Greenville - Speedway Auto Theater (Route 49; Status Unknown)
Defiance County
Defiance - Defiance Drive-In (Gone)
Delaware County
Delaware - Kingman Drive-In Theater (229 Cheshire Road at SR 23; Dark)
Erie County
Sandusky - Sandusky Drive-In (3711 Cleveland Road; Dark)
Fairfield County
Lancaster - Plaza Drive-In (646 West Fair Avenue; Gone)
Fayette County
Jasper Mills - Auto Drive-In (CCC Highway; Status Unknown)
Franklin County
Columbus - 17th Avenue Auto Theater (1770 East 17th Avenue; Status Unknown)
Columbus - Airpark (2244 Morse Road; Status Unknown)
Columbus - Airport Drive-In (645 North James Road; Status Unknown)
Columbus - CCC Twin Drive-In (1375 Harrisburg Pike; Gone)
Columbus - Dublin Drive-In (4148 West State Route 161; Gone)
Columbus - East Main Drive-In (4750 East Main Street; Gone)
Columbus - Eastside Auto Theater (3811 East Main Street; Gone)
Columbus - Holiday Drive-In (West Broad Street at Roberts Road; Gone)
Columbus - Linden Air Drive-In (3168 Westerville Road; Dark)
Columbus - Miles West Broad Drive-In (4050 West Broad Street; Gone)
Columbus - National Auto Theater (3750 West Broad Street; Gone)
Columbus - North High Drive-In (North High Street; Dark)
Columbus - Riverside Drive-In (5800 Riverside Drive; Dark)
Columbus - Scioto Drive-In (3050 Riverside Drive; Status Unknown)
Columbus - West Fifth Avenue Drive-In (West Fifth Avenue at Delashmut; Gone)
Harrisburg - Mid-City Drive-In (1210 Valleyview Road; Status Unknown)
Fulton County
Wauseon - Star Auto Theater (1150 North Shoop Avenue; Dark)
Greene County
Bell Center - New Drive-In (Route 3 or Ludlow Road; Status Unknown)
Xenia - Auto Inn (Route 42 at Babb Road; Status Unknown)
Xenia - North Xenia Drive-In (35 Greene Street; Status Unknown)
Guernsey County
Cambridge - Cruise In Drive-In (Route 6; Gone)
Hamilton County
Cincinnati - Auto Inn (Anderson Ferry Road; Gone)
Cincinnati - Dent Auto Theater (6231 Harrison Avenue; Gone)
Cincinnati - Ferguson Hills Drive-In (2310 Ferguson Road; Gone)
Cincinnati - Jack's Drive-In (4500 Kellogg Avenue; Dark)
Cincinnati - Jolly Roger Drive-In (Gone)
Cincinnati - Oakley Drive-In (Dark)
Cincinnati - Twin Drive-In Norwood (Norwood; Status Unknown)
Cincinnati - Twin Drive-In Reading (Reading; Gone)
Cincinnati - Woodlawn Drive-In (Springfield Pike; Gone)
Forestville - Forest Auto Drive-In (Route 125; Status Unknown)
Mt. Healthy - Mt. Healthy Drive-In (6 Monroe Drive; Status Unknown)
Mt. Healthy - Park Inn (Compton Road; Gone)
Hancock County
Findlay - Findlay Drive-In (2224 West Sandusky Road; Gone)
Findlay - Millstream Drive-In (606 South Main Street; Gone)
Harrison County
Cadiz - Cadiz Drive-In (Route 1; Dark)
Henry County
Napoleon - Trail Drive-In (Trail Road; Gone)
Highland County
Allensburg - Roselawn Auto Theater (Route 50; Status Unknown)
Greenfield - Ranch Drive-In (12646 Centerfield Road; Dark)
Hocking County
Logan - Hocking Theater Drive-In (Route 33 at 595; Dark)
Holmes County
Holmesville - Skylark Drive-In (Route 67, 4 Miles South of Holmesville; Status Unknown)
Jackson County
Coalton - Town and Country Drive-In (20 South Court Street; Status Unknown)
Jackson - Grove Auto Theater (Status Unknown)
Jackson - Stardust Drive-In (174 Athens Street; Dark)
Jefferson County
Rayland - Riverside Drive-In (Route 7; Gone)
Steubenville - Auto Theater (Route 43; Status Unknown)
Knox County
Mount Vernon - Knox Auto Theater (Status Unknown)
Lake County
Eastlake - Eastlake Drive-In (34280 Vine Street; Gone)
Mentor - Mentor Drive-In (9160 Mentor Road; Gone)
North Madison - Skyway Drive-In (Route 20, 2 Miles West of Geneva; Dark)
Wickliffe - Euclid Avenue Outdoor Theater (28737 Euclid Avenue; Gone)
Wickliffe - Wickliffe Drive-In (Route 2; Status Unknown)
Lawrence County
Burlington - Burlington Auto Theater (Route 52; Status Unknown)
Chesapeake - Tri State Drive-In (Status Unknown)
South Point - Starlite Auto Theater (Demolished; Gone for nearly 20 years)
Licking County
Heath - Heath Drive-In (SR 79, south of Heath; Dark)
Newark - Valley Drive-In (North 21st Street; Gone)
Pataskala - 40 East Twin (Route 40 east of Reynoldsburg; Dark)
Lorain County
Elyria - Tower Drive-In (2301 Lake Avenue; Gone)
Lorain - Lorain Drive-In (2620 Cleveland Blvd.; Gone)
Oberlin - Carlisle Drive-In (Route 20 and West Ridge Road; Gone)
Logan County
Belle Center - New Drive-In Theater (SR 68 and 273; Gone)
Lucas County
Maumee - Maumee Drive-In (1360 North Canant; Gone)
Toledo - Franklin Park Drive-In (5225 Monroe Street; Gone)
Toledo - Jesse James Drive-In (Reynolds and South; Gone)
Toledo - Miracle Mile Drive-In (Gone)
Toledo - Parkside Drive-In (4540 Navarre Avenue; Operating as Sundance Kid Drive-In)
Toledo - Starlite Drive-In (Monroe Street near US 23; Gone)
Toledo - Telegraph Drive-In (Telegraph Road; Gone)
Mahoning County
Youngstown - North Side Drive-In (Belmont Avenue or 795 Southern Park Mall; Gone)
Youngstown - Ski Hi Drive-In (Route 422; Gone)
Youngstown - Southside Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Youngstown - Westside Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Marion County
Marion - North Drive-In (Gone)
Marion - South Drive-In (Gone)
Medina County
Medina - 42 Drive-In (2330 Pearl Road; Dark)
Miami County
Piqua - Piqua 36 Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Tipp City - Millers Grove Drive-In (11923 Frederick; Status Unknown)
Troy - Troy-Dixie Drive-In (Route 25; Mostly Gone)
Monroe County
Sardis - Sardis Moonlight Drive-In (Route 7; Status Unknown)
Montgomery County
Dayton - Belmont Auto Theater (2060 County Line Road; Gone)
Dayton - Captain Kidd Drive-In (111 West First Street; Gone)
Dayton - Dayton East Drive-In (2700 Valley Street; Gone)
Dayton - North Star Drive-In (5601 North Dixie Drive; Gone)
Dayton - Salem Drive-In (3607 Salem Avenue; Gone)
Dayton - Sherwood Twin Drive-In (5363 West Third Street; Dark)
Dayton - Skyline Drive-In (2015 South Dixie Drive; Dark)
Dayton - Southland 75 Drive-In (3700 Miamisburg Center; Gone)
Dayton - Sunset Cruise-In (Dark)
Miamisburg - Miami Cruise-In (Route 5 or 25; Gone)
Morgan County
McConnelsville - Ace-Hi Drive-In (1955-1975, tornado victim; Gone)
Muskingum County
South Zanesville - Skyway Drive-In (Route 22 and Route 7; Status Unknown)
Zanesville - Maple Drive-In (2800 Maple Avenue; Status Unknown)
Ottawa County
Port Clinton - Ottawa Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Perry County
New Lexington - Skyline Drive-In (Route 13; Dark)
Pickaway County
Circleville - North Auto Drive-In (Route 23 North; Gone)
Circleville - Starlight Drive-In (Gone)
Pike County
Waverly - Atomic Drive-In (Route 4; Gone)
Preble County
Eaton - Cinema 35 Cruise-In (Route 35; Mostly Gone, Concession stand used as office)
New Westville - Westville Drive-In (Gone)
Putnam County
Ottawa - Little Flower Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Richland County
Mansfield - Mansfield Galion Drive-In (Route 30; Dark)
Mansfield - Midway Drive-In (3124 Ashland Road; Gone)
Plymouth - Plymouth Drive-In (Plymouth Auto Salvage lot; Dark/Used as a Junkyard)
Ross County
Chillicothe - Fiesta Drive-In (Route 4; Gone)
Chillicothe - Moonlight Auto Theater (East Main Street; Gone)
Chillicothe - Torch Drive-In (Route 4; Gone)
Sandusky County
Fremont - Fremont Drive-In (2673 East State Street; Gone)
Gibsonburg - Skyway Drive-In (426 Fourth Street; Dark)
Shelby County
Auto-Vue Drive-In (1409 4th Avenue; Open)
Scioto County
Lucasville - Scioto Breeze Drive-In (SR 23 South of Lucasville; Dark)
Portsmouth - Sunset Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Wheelersburg - Johnda Lou Drive-In (Gone)
Seneca County
Fostoria - Starlight Drive-In (Gone)
Stark County
Alliance - Auto Drive-In (Route 62; Status Unknown)
Alliance - Park Drive-In (Dark)
Canton - East 30 Drive-In (Trump Road; Gone)
Canton - Giant Auto Drive-In (5401 Louisville Street; Gone)
Louisville - Mid City Drive-In (Columbus Road NE; Status Unknown)
Massillon - Stark Drive-In (2200 Lincoln Way East; Gone)
North Canton - Automobile Drive-In (Route 8; Status Unknown)
North Canton - North Canton Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Summit County
Akron - Ascot Drive-In (3409 State Road; Gone)
Akron - East Drive-In Theater (Status Unknown)
Akron - Gala Twin Drive-In (2215 East Waterloo; Dark)
Akron - Montrose Drive-In (Route 18 or 4030 West Market; Gone)
Akron - Starlight Auto Theater (OHIO'S FIRST DRIVE-IN; Emmit Road; Gone)
Akron - Summit Drive-In (Manchester Road; Gone)
Barberton - Stan Auto Drive-In (Route 21; Status Unknown)
Northfield - Northfield Star Drive-In (Route 8 at Northfield Plaza; Gone)
Tallmadge - East Drive-In (600 South Avenue; Gone)
West Richfield - Skyline Outdoor Theater (Status Unknown)
Trumbull County
Niles - Howland Drive-In (Youngstown-Warren Road; Gone)
Niles - Verne Drive-In (Route 422; Gone)
Warren - Super 45 Drive-In (974 Todd S.W.; Gone)
Tuscarawas County
Brightwood - Starlight Drive-In (East High Avenue Extension; Gone)
New Philadelphia - Twilight Drive-In (8749 Sprankle Drive; Gone)
Union County
Marysville - Marysville Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Van Wert County
Delphos - Starlite Drive-In (Route 30; Status Unknown)
Van Wert - Lincoln Drive-In (10709 Lincoln Highway; Destroyed by Tornado in 2002; Dark)
Van Wert - Ridgeway Drive-In (West Ridge Road; Destroyed by Tornado in 2002; Dark)
Warren County
Lebanon - Old Fort Drive-In (Route 42; Gone)
Mason - Academy Drive-In (Route 22 at Field Ertel Road; Gone)
Mason - Highway 42 Drive-In (Route 42; Gone)
Washington County
Belpre - Belpre Open Air Theater (Route 50; Gone)
Constitution - Riverside Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Marietta - Starlite Drive-In (Route 7; Status Unknown)
Wayne County
Creston - Creston Auto Theater (Route 3; Status Unknown)
Rittman - Sunset Auto Theater (Route 57; Status Unknown)
Wooster - Skyline Auto Theater (Route 30; Dark)
Williams County
Bryan - Hub Drive-In (Route 34 East of Bryan; Gone)
Wood County
Bowling Green - Portage Drive-In (Gone)
Millbury - Eastside Drive-In (Status Unknown)
Portage - Lite Drive-In (Route 25; Status Unknown)
Wyandot County
Carey - Indian Trail Drive-In (Route 2; Status Unknown)
Carey - Point Drive-In (3033 State Route 199 North; Status Unknown)



Are there defunct drive-in theaters in Coshocton County? How about Gallia County? Geauga County? Hardin County? Huron County? Madison County, Meigs County, Mercer County, Morgan County, Morrow County? Noble County? Paulding County, Portage County, Preble County? Shelby County? And what about Vinton County? Please e-mail me if you know of any I've left out.




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