|Address:||2255 OH-125, Amelia, OH 45102, USA|
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If youre looking for an old-fashioned drive-in experience, starlite drive-in is a good bet. It is a bit of a drive if you live closer to Cincinnati, but for Cincinnatians on the east side, the drive is not terrible. Plus, because it is a little bit out in the "country" (and by country, I mean its in a rural area), you can see so many more stars. And thats half the fun, right? Watching a movie under the stars? Ive been coming to starlite in the summers for 15 years now, and from my experience, the movie selection is usually pretty good. They dont usually show movies right as they come out, but definitely not too long after. Theres usually a more kid-friendly movie showed first, right as it starts to get dark. Then theres the old-timey dancing snack foods with cheesy music played during intermission, usually followed by an action movie or comedy more to the taste of adults and teenagers. The two movies are shown together for a few days to a couple weeks. Details about the movies, as well as prices, can be found on their website. Oh, and in case you havent ever been to a drive-in before, the sound is played through your car radio, so if youre planning on sitting out in lawn chairs, you may want to bring a portable radio.
Great experience! Went on a Thursday in June, and, even with school out, there was little to no wait to get in. If you come on the weekends, though, obviously plan on making an evening of it. I recommend getting there an hour early. Lots of parking, small playground for kids while waiting for the show to start, concession stand (or pay a $5 fee/fine for bringing in your own food). Great atmosphere, and a good ticket price for one movie, but you can stay for 2 (or 3 very early or late in the season). BRING A BLANKET OR HOODIE! Even if it is warm during the day, the movie wont start until dark, so I always pack blankets or a sweatshirt, and I am always glad that I do so!
Was there Saturday night. Place eventually sold out. We were glad we made it in but had to park on the end of a row as you first enter. Cars kept coming in an hour after the movie started driving with their lights on. I believe whoever is taking the money sholu tell the drivers to enter with only their parking lights on as not to disturb others trying to enjoy the movie. Another suggestion is when the drive-in is sold out to put up something as you enter so no more vehicles can drive through. Other then the constant disruption of vehicle lights the concession stand and restrooms were very clean.
This drive in is a gem! Great screen and picture quality. Well organized and run. Concession stand offers a good variety of traditional drive in foods (popcorn, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, etc.) but at very reasonable prices. We have taken our kids here to see movies since they were little, and now that they are teenagers and can drive they are going with their friends. Whether we sit outside our car in chairs with a blanket for the first, second, and sometimes third feature movie or watch the movies while relaxing inside our car, we always have a great time.
Screen was nice about the only thing nice. They have the car nazis who measure your car the stick you in the different rows all the way in the back but allow other vehicles of similar size to park in front of you and block the view. Horrible horrible staff. I cant say that enough horrible. They barley communicate and then become hostile and threaten with physical violence if you ask to talk to the manager. Lol. Very very much a disappointing event when it should be an easy going its just the opposite. Epic failure.
One of the last. If you want to experience the drive in experience before they become entirely extinct this one is for you. They offer typical theater fair at the concession stand. Do have recent release films and audio is broadcast over your radio (no problematic hang on speakers). They do require a $5.00 permit fee if you bring in outside food or drink, reasoning their only source of profit is the concession stand. They do a good job of keeping order and providing adequate parking including handicapped.
Horrible, horrible, horrible. If this is how the rest of the drive is were ran, its no wonder there are all shutting down. You have the staff members rude as they can try and be and you have the stick man like the gastopo walking around. Until someone parks in front of me and wont lower their hatch back, and stick man is no where around. I have to move again. Needless to say Ive gone to my last drive in thanks to Starlight. The Patriots are just as bad, everyone is me, me, me. Horrible, horrible, horrible.
We drove 40 minutes to get to Starlite. Once we arrived we waited in a line for 30 minutes before being turned away. Signs were posted stating "sold out" and employees were waving us on. We stopped at the convenient station up the street to use the bathroom before heading back home. When we drove back by Starlite a new line had formed and they were accepting cars again. Needless to say we had two very disappointed and confused little boys. We cant justify attempting it again.
Like stepping back in time. Buildings and grounds are well maintained. The interior of the concession stand looks like its mostly original, yet amazingly well preserved. Projection quality is good, but the radio broadcast sound system could be a little better. We always sit outside in lawn chairs with a boom box for sound. Weve tried different boom boxes over the years and often get some static unless the antenna is pointed just right.
I was raised in this area and cant believe it when some of our out of town visitors are blowen away by the fact that there is a drive in movie here in the " country" If Starlite drive in went away it would be a shame..Its been around all my life..The lady that owns it sold the theater in Bethel and it is rarely ever open now..I hope Starlite will be here forever..I have gone here as a kid, have taken my kids here and now my grandkids...
Great place to watch movies with the family! Its very affordable, plenty of space to park, and kid friendly. Watch 2 movies for what a theater usually charges for 1. You can enjoy the movie and the great outdoors at the same time while enjoying drinks and food from concession stand or bring your own. They have a play area for the kiddos to play in before the show begins.
Terri M. Gambrel-Blevins
I love going to the drive-in @ the Starlite great place for kids & adults. Good food, fast service, super clean restrooms & drive-in area, staff are really nice ppl. I can still remember going to the Acme drive-in on Rt 4 Fairfield with my parents had great times back then too.....Best of prosperity & blessing Starlite.
Our family love going to the Starlite Drive Inn. We just wish most of the time it wasnt animated kids shows. There needs to be more adults shows and not all cartoons. We understand it is a family thing, but does it have to be almost every night? I would have given 5 stars if there was a better movie selection :)