Melody Cruise-In

4025 E. National Road,
Springfield, OH 45505

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Melody Cruise-In

Opened March 7, 1947 with Leo Gorcey in “Bowery to Baghdad” & Spencer Tracy in “Northwest Passage”. By 1955 it was operated by Chakeres Theatres, the Melody Cruise-In showed first run movies throughout the Summer season, but only opened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Located just down the street from Chakeres Cinema 10 and the closed Show Boat Drive-In, the Melody Cruise-In was Springfield’s last drive-in. It was closed in 2016.

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rivest266
rivest266 on August 29, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Lost Memory, what was the name of the old drive on the north side of E. National Road at View link
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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Cool marquee photo ken mc.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 1, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Chakeres lists this on their website as the Melody Cruise-In. This like all Chakeres theatres has been converted to digital projection.

TomMc11
TomMc11 on May 23, 2017 at 9:36 pm

Status should be changed to Closed. It, along with the Skyborn in Fairborn and the Wilmington did NOT open for the 2016 season, and are currently not opening in 2017.

Keith
Keith on June 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm

Church services are being held every Sunday at 8 a.m. until Labor Day.

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on October 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm

the drive-in across the street was called the showboat drive-in also you have an extra screen listed than what is there it has only ever had one screen there was never two screens.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 21, 2018 at 9:11 pm

Opened on 7/3/1947 with “Bowery to Bagdad” and “Southwest passage”. Closed in 2016. A church (St. John Lutheran) holds church services here in summer.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 21, 2018 at 9:11 pm

Did it close because they couldn’t afford a digital projector?

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