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Best Drive-Ins to Recapture Simpler Times

What percentage of the population do you think was conceived in a drive-in? While these days it’s more about Netflix and chilling, the drive-in is now a great spot to have an innocent and platonic night out. When you want to achieve a truly perfect summer evening, there’s nothing better than a double feature of Friday the 13th flicks at the drive-in while you chow down on popcorn and soda. Starlite Drive-In, Hollywood Drive-In Theatre and Holiday Auto Theatre are the closest drives from the city, and they all offer a good rotation of classic films and new releases. They became especially popular during the pandemic — for the outdoor-seating aspect — and are experiencing a renaissance among moviegoers. These are seasonal businesses, with frequently rotating movies, so check to see when they open and what they’re playing next. starlitedriveinohio.com; hollywooddriveintheater.com; holidayautotheatre.com.