Although indoor movie theaters throughout the state remain closed due to COVID-19 precautions, many of Ohio’s drive-in movie theaters are now open for business. It could be a welcome return to a nostalgic pastime for many families who are ready to seek entertainment outside of their homes.
Be prepared for some changes, however, as drive-ins are required to follow certain social distancing guidelines. Increased demand, as well as limited capacity, could mean sell-out crowds. Many theaters in the area have moved to online ticket sales, so be sure to check before you go.
Other safety measures could include cars parked in every other space only, reduced concessions or use of pick-up windows, the addition of porta potties, and recommendations that moviegoers wear face masks when not in their vehicles. For complete rules, check the website of the drive-in theater you’re planning to attend.
Here’s a list of drive-in theaters in the greater Cleveland/Akron area that are open for business:
Aut-O-Rama Twin Drive-In Theatre: 33395 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville, 440-327-9595, autoramadrivein.com
Blue Sky Drive-in: 959 Broad St., Wadsworth, 330- 334-1809, blueskydrive-in.com
Elm Road Drive–in Theatre: 1895 Elm Road NE, Warren, 330-372-9732, elmroadtripledrivein.com
Magic City Drive-in Theatre: 5602 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Barberton, 330-825-4333, magiccitydrive-in.com
Mayfield Road Drive-in Theatre: 12100 SR 322 Chardon, 440-286-7173, funflick.com
Midway Twin Drive-in Theatre: 2736 State Route 59, Ravenna, 330-296-9829 funflick.com
Skyway Drive-in Theatre: 1825 North Leavitt Road NW, Warren, 330-898-3059, skywaydrivein.com