Northeast Ohio opened one of the first drive-in theaters with the debut of Akron's Starlight Auto Theater in 1937. Ohio grew to love the unique movie theaters and by the late 1960s, the state boasted 189 drive-ins. Today, over 80 percent of them are gone, but the remaining dozen or so in Northeast Ohio are fun places to spend a summer's evening.
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Owned by the same family since it was built in 1965, the Aut-O-Rama is something of a westside legend. The twin screen theater is open from early April until the end of September, seven days a week between Memorial Day and Labor Day. It offers FM radio for audio.
The theater holds 1,000 vehicles. Admission includes two movies, a slice of pizza, popcorn and a fountain drink. No outside food or beverages are allowed.
33395 Lorain Rd.
North Ridgeville, OH
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A twin-screen theater, open between April and October. The theater, which holds up to 700 vehicles, features first run films seven nights a week during the summer and on weekends during the spring and fall. Offers audio from traditional speakers or via FM radio broadcast.
Magic City Drive-in
5602 S. Cleveland/Massillon Rd.
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Star View Drive-in, Norwalk
Opened in 1949, this 520-vehicle theater is open every night from June through September.
Star View Drive-in
2083 Route 20 W.
419-668-1819Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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