Oakley Drive-In

5033 Madison Road,
Cincinnati, OH 45227

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jwmovies
jwmovies on October 31, 2012 at 9:58 am

Does not map properly. Use 5027 Madison Road. The screen is south of the dog spa!

Joeallen
Joeallen on October 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Read this article about drive-ins. View link

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm

This page has some pictures of the Oakley Drive-in after new construction had begun; scan down to see them: View link

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on April 13, 2010 at 1:43 am

Thanks again Mike.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 13, 2010 at 12:07 am

It is amazing how many Drive-in Theatres were in this city in 1974. August 9 1974 your OAKLEY Drive-in was playing that horrible movie “BORN LOSERS” which was playing day and date with several other walk-in and Drive-in Theatres. The second feature was a DICK VAN DYKE comedy which shows crazy bookings, “COLD TURKEY” both rated PG.

blgwc
blgwc on February 22, 2009 at 7:32 pm

My father lived on nearby Oaklawn Drive at one time and he says when it opened the gave or installed speaker to residents who could see the screen from their backyards…anyone know if this is true?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 12, 2008 at 12:44 am

Here is a 2002 view of the marquee. XXX refers to the Vin Diesel film, not an adult movie.
http://tinyurl.com/yt79ev

Here is a December 2005 article about the redevelopment of the property. Status should be closed, if not closed/demolshed:
http://tinyurl.com/275nca

QueenCityDisco
QueenCityDisco on October 24, 2007 at 2:41 pm

The Oakley was still standing as of June 2007. Construction on some building had begun on the lot but one screen, the ticket booths, and some speaker poles were still standing. You can see pictures of it in its current state here…

View link

lilbriar6
lilbriar6 on August 18, 2007 at 5:06 pm

For those of you still wanting to enjoy the drive in experience & not happy with the Holiday drive in, there is still the Starlite drive-in on Rt. 125 in Bethel, OH (east of Amelia). (513) 734-4001

pianoman
pianoman on June 7, 2006 at 10:03 am

Yep, closed now. I did get a tour of it with my dad one Saturday! They had those really old cameras, like the big blue ones where you put reels of film on the top and bottom. I did get pictures of the marquee, which was great but dull.

onebadzx12r
onebadzx12r on December 9, 2005 at 12:03 pm

The problem with the Oakley was that you needed to wear Kevlar and a side arm just to feel safe enough to watch a movie. I am not in love with the “HoliGay” Drive-In in Hamilton either, just too anal (pardon the pun). Bad food too, not to mention the cameras in the bathrooms! R.I.P.: Jolly Roger, Acme, Woodlawn, Twin, Dent, Ferguson Hills, Dixie, (I know I am forgetting others) and the first drive-in I ever went to- Forest Hills.

pianoman
pianoman on November 6, 2005 at 10:47 pm

The Oakley Drive-In is closing! I went on a tour of it and it was amazing. Sad sad sad. The outlets for the long-gone car speakers were still there, but covered with something like wax. There were old bottle caps all smashed and rusted into the ground so hard you couldn’t pull them out with your bare hands. The asphalt was really bad too. One area was even closed off with caution tape because it was in such bad shape. They sold it to someone else, who plans to make it into a mall. Stupid strip malls! That is ALL WE NEED in Cincinnati right now. But it’s too late. In a while, it will be no more. Poor poor Oakley. We’ll miss you!
(P.S: Sorry for the long post. :) )