The Dixie Twin Drive-In Theater is a classic example of Americana that offers current day value with a touch of nostalgia. Located in Dayton, Ohio, “The Dixie” has 2 huge Screens, each with its own State-of-the-Art Digital Projector. We feature “First-Run” movies and play 2 movies per screen, per night, for an unmatched outdoor movie theater experience. Starting in April, the outdoor movie season begins Friday & Saturday nights and expands to 6 nights per week (Closed Mondays) from Memorial Weekend through Mid-August. Toward summer’s end, we go back to a Friday & Saturday schedule until the season ends around October. Movies start at dark and there’s a full Concession Stand of food, drinks, treats, snacks, and meals for you and your family to enjoy! The grounds of the Dixie Twin are also home to a Sunday morning outdoor shopping experience! Visit “The Paris Flea Market” Sundays, 6:00am to 12:00 noon (seriously, people are shopping at 6am with flashlights), starting April to October.
tips & faqs
drive-in tips & frequently asked questions
1. Be comfy
Wear comfortable clothes/shoes and bring some blankets and pillows to relax during the movies.
2. Bug spray
During the summer months, there can be bugs. Bring some bug spray or grab some at our concession stand!
3. Start your car
Start your car during intermission to prevent your car battery from dying.
4. Bring a radio
Sometimes car speakers aren’t loud enough to hear the movies, bring a portable radio if you plan on sitting outside of your car during the movie.
5. Check movie schedules
Check our movie showings and times so you know whats playing before you get here! We put the movie schedules on our Facebook & website every week.
6. Arrive Early
For first dibs on parking spots and your choice of concessions – we suggest arriving an hour before the first movie starts.
1. What are your ticket prices?
Adults (13 & up): $8 Children (5-12): $2 Children (4 & under): FREE!
2. Do you accept credit cards?
We accept all major credit cards & cash at the ticket booth and at our concession stand.
3. How does parking work?
All cars are to park at the white poles. Vans/Trucks/SUVs are to park at the yellow/orange poles. Management has the right to redirect cars if necessary.
4. What if my car battery dies?
We suggest starting your car during our 15 minute intermission between movies. If your car battery dies, please let someone in our concession stand know and we will be glad to jump your car for you!
5. What is your pet policy?
We do allow pets, but they must be kept on a leash & cleaned up after.
6. Can I bring in my own food?
Yes, but we prefer that you don’t. Most of our ticket sales go back to the movie houses – so our concession sales are very important to keep our theater running!
7. can i bring in alcohol?
No – we do not allow any alcohol on the premises.
8. what about bad weather?
We play all our movies rain or shine! However, if the weather is bad enough that it’s preventing us from playing the movies, we will issue rain checks to all cars to come back on another night!
9. Can I sit outside of my car?
Yes! Please sit in front of or behind your car to prevent taking up more parking spaces. We ask that you do not sit on top of your car.
the paris flea market
Located on the grounds of the Dixie Twin Drive-In Theater, The Paris Flea Market offers great bargains in this outdoor market beginning at 6:00AM Sunday mornings! Vendors can arrive at 5:30AM. Complete with a concession stand (open from 7AM – 10AM), this local venue offers a great way for folks to sell their items, while other folks save tons of money on new, used, and vintage merchandise!