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Aug. 2: Melody 49 Drive-In, Brookville OH

It’s Day 214 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. I drove north from the Starlite Drive-In Theatre in Amelia OH, bypassed Dayton (for now), and pulled up at the Melody 49 Drive-In, a couple of miles northeast of Brookville. The leisurely drive took less than two hours. According to Greater Dayton Drive-In Movie Theaters by Curt Dalton (available online here),…

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Aug. 1: Starlite Drive-In Theatre, Amelia OH

It’s Day 213 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It took just a little over an hour to drive from Hamilton OH northwest of Cincinnati to the Starlite Drive-In Theatre in Amelia OH, southeast of Cincinnati. According to its Facebook page, the Starlite opened in 1947. World War II veteran Jerry Jackson from Williamburg OH built it and owned it “until…

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July 31: Holiday Auto Theatre, Hamilton OH

It’s Day 211 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. I crossed over to Ohio for the start of a new movie week, taking almost three hours to drive from one Holiday to another, from the Holiday Drive-In Theatre in Mitchell IN to the Holiday Auto Theatre in Hamilton OH. According to Cinema Treasures, the Holiday opened in September 1948 as the Hamilton…

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