Looking to watch a movie somewhere other than the comfort of your home? Take a look at these three drive-ins located in and around the Cincinnati area. Hop in the car, grab some blankets and head out to enjoy some of your favorite films with friends and family.

Starlite Drive-In

Located about 40 minutes from Cincinnati in the town of Amelia, the Starlite Drive-In has been up and running since 1947. This drive-in offers two movies for the price of one, with ticket pricing varying by age. Children 3 years and younger get in free. Aug. 4-6, the theater will be playing a Mel Brooks-themed double feature, with Spaceballs at 9:20 p.m. and Blazing Saddles at 11:05 p.m. Concessions are available, but customers can also choose to bring their own food and drink with the purchase of a $5 permit.

Holiday Auto Theatre


The Holiday Auto Theatre can be found in Hamilton, another 40-minute drive from Cincinnati. This theater shows a variety of movies that are perfect for all ages, such as Jurassic World and Kung Fu Panda. Tonight, the theater will be showing a double feature of Field of Dreams and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Ticket prices vary by age, with children aged 3 and under getting in for free. There is a snack bar, but a $5 food permit is required to bring in outside food and drink. Dogs are also welcome at Holiday Auto Theatre but must be kept on a leash.

Hollywood Drive-In Theatre

The Hollywood Drive-In Theatre is located in College Hill and can be found at 1538 Cedar Ave. This special summer-only drive-in is being presented by the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (https://chcurc.com/)n, an organization that focuses on revitalizing the Hamilton Avenue Business District. Tickets are $20 per car and can be purchased through the organization’s website. The movies always start at 9:15 p.m., and upcoming films this week include Thor: Ragnorak, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Mean Girls. Customers can bring their own food, or they can choose to purchase food from some local vendors.