Holiday Auto Theatre

From their house rules: Common sense prevails

I pass by this drive-in (on the outskirts of Hamilton, OH) often on the way to work. Even posted a photo of their entrance sign last June.

The sky was particularly clear today, so I pulled in and made with the snapshots, wondering how much the place cost. It’s for sale see. All nine acres plus the business.

I want drive-ins to be around for a while and I wonder how they could supplement income through the off season. I’m thinking for winter you could rent out chunks of time with console games projected from the snack bar. And cocoa. I figure it’s been done before, buy hey, one can dream.

Speaking of movies, I went to see that Dreamgirls flick with my ma last night. I kept waiting for the big emotional song and all of a sudden the credits rolled.

Current music: Eels – “Trouble with Dreams (Live)”

6 responses to “Holiday Auto Theatre”

  1. matt Avatar

    I went to see Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at a drive-in when I was a kid. It was amazing.
    If you do start a drive-in movie theatre/giant arcade in the winter, I happen to know a thing or two about movie projectors and splicing film.

  2. angie Avatar

    oh, you totally need to buy this! :o) how many are left in ohio – do you know? two in columbus for sure.

  3. citygirl Avatar

    Oh, come on. “And I Am Telling You” didin’t make you cry or send chills down your spine or make your belly flutter at all? I think Jennifer Hudson knocked it outta the park.
    About drive-ins; I love ’em, too. I’ve heard some of them run flea markets during the off season.

  4. Chris G Avatar

    She (Hudson) WAS the best part of the movie, don’t get me wrong citygirl… I just didn’t need the Kleenex. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  5. Led Avatar

    My hometown (Henderson, Ky) still has a drive in that is filled to capacity every weekend it’s opened. In its offseason, I’ve seen it become THE place in town to buy pumpkins for Halloween and trees for Christmas.
    If I lived close to that drive-in, I’d buy it.

  6. Ariel Avatar

    It happens that I went to Holiday Auto Theatre in January 2005 to watch 3 movies, and eventhought it was extremly cold outside I had a very good time watching my movies, there were 10 cars over there. I love going to Drive-In as that experience is unique, I hope they continue doing business because the closed 4 years ago the one in Red Bank.