Finally, some good news! Not only will the Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive In of North Ridgeville OH reopen this year, it plans to expand its season. It’ll reopen on Friday, March 25, and depending on weather, owners Tim and Del Sherman hope to keep their theater open until Christmas. That uplifting story comes to us from WJW, Cleveland’s News Leader, which also furnished a fine video.
Perhaps the longer season will be a way for the Shermans to recoup some of their expenses this year. They’ll be replacing both of the screens at the Aut-O-Rama, one at a time. Not only does it cost money to install new screens, the drive-in’s income will be reduced during each side’s down period.
For a lot more Aut-O-Rama history, and yet another video, check out what I posted in 2017 as part of my Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. And let’s hope we get more positive stories like this one as drive-in season returns thus year.