Dayton West Drive-In

5904 W. Third Street,
Dayton, OH 45417

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Previous Names: Drive-In, Miami Drive-In-In, Dayton Drive-In, Miami Cruise-In

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Dayton West Drive-In

History of this drive-in:

• August 1st, 1946 opened as the Drive-In (W. 3rd Avenue) • Spring 1948 reopens as the Miami Drive-In • Spring 1949 reopens as the Dayton Drive-In • Spring 1950 reopens as the Miami Cruise-In • Spring 1960 reopens as the Dayton West Drive-In • November 24th, 1964 theatre was vandalized and never opened again.

Contributed by MIKE RIVEST

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

Kris4077 on April 24, 2018 at 2:50 pm

I think this theater was on the corner of W. third and Victory Drive farther east on third. You can see the remnants that have not been bulldozed yet.

Kenmore on April 25, 2018 at 7:52 am

The drive-in at West Third and Victory Drive is the Sherwood Twin. The Dayton West is further to the west and on the south side of the road.

Today, the property is cut in half by I-35 with no trace of the drive-in remaining.

dallasmovietheaters on February 6, 2021 at 6:55 am

Herbert C. Ochs launched his second o-zoner called Drive-In Theatre (West) on August 1, 1946 and renaming hid other venue as Drive-In Theatre (East). The theatre had twin-illuminated towers opening with “Where Do We Go From Here?” supported by the Goofy cartoon, “A Night for a Day,” the March of Time newsreel, “American Beauty,” “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” live fireworks and a live radio remote broadcast.

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