The Dixie Twin Drive-In opened in Dayton in July 1957. On Saturday morning, almost 66 years later, I went to this closed theater just to see their fabulous mid-century sign. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Drive-in theaters once dotted the American landscape and are pure Americana. Unfortunately, times have changed and most are gone. Luckily, there are a precious few hanging in here in Ohio and I’m glad to say this is one of them.
They still operate April through October with two movies per screen per night. Plus, they host the Paris Flea Market on Sunday mornings. Who knew you could visit Paris from Dayton, Ohio on a Sunday morning?
Their slogan? “Watch movies. Be thrifty. Get rad.”
Here’s another look at that amazing sign. It’s in good shape for its age.
Plan your trip to the Dixie today!