Showtimes

Showtimes Are Posted Every Tuesday!
Open Wednesday Through Sunday!
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6/7/2024 - 6/13/2024

9:30PM - THE GARFIELD MOVIE

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1h 41m | PG

After Garfield's unexpected reunion with his long-lost father, ragged alley cat Vic, he and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered lives to join Vic on a risky heist.

11:15PM - IF

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1h 44m | PG

A young girl who goes through a difficult experience begins to see everyone's imaginary friends who have been left behind as their real-life friends have grown up.

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6/7/2024 - 6/13/2024

9:30PM - BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE

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1h 55m | R

When their former captain is implicated in corruption, two Miami police officers have to work to clear his name.

11:40PM - FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA

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2h 28m | R

The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before her encounter and teamup with Mad Max.

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6/14/2024 - 6/20/2024

9:30PM - INSIDE OUT 2

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1h 36m | PG

Follows Riley, in her teenage years, encountering new emotions.

11:15PM - THE GARFIELD MOVIE

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1h 41m | PG

After Garfield's unexpected reunion with his long-lost father, ragged alley cat Vic, he and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered lives to join Vic on a risky heist.

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6/7/2024 - 6/13/2024

9:30PM - BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE

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1h 55m | R

When their former captain is implicated in corruption, two Miami police officers have to work to clear his name.

11:40PM - FURIOSA: A MAD MAX SAGA

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2h 28m | R

The origin story of renegade warrior Furiosa before her encounter and teamup with Mad Max.

$25.00

Per Carload

$22.00

Military
Active & Veteran
Per Carload

$15.00

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MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday8:00 PM — 12:00 AM
Thursday8:00 PM — 12:00 AM
Friday8:00 PM — 12:00 AM
Saturday8:00 PM — 12:00 AM
Sunday8:00 PM — 12:00 AM

Upcoming Schedule at Melody 49 Drive-In!

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History

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The Melody 49 Drive In located at 7606 Pleasant Plains Road in Brookville opened for viewing July 1st, 1966. With space for 1,100 cars extending across 18 acres! A Cinemiracle Picture Screen sized at 75’ x 130’ was used so that both 35mm and 70mm movies could be shown. The cost of the year round theatre was estimated at $500,000 by Ralph T. Sharp, Inc, the General Contractor for the project. Circle-R electric car heaters were provided during the winter to adventurous movie goers. Michael Chakeres, then vice-president and general manager of Chakeres Theaters, Inc. stated that the new theater would “have first run and subsequent run family-type shows similar to Southland 75 (Drive-In). This is a fast growing area and will serve Brookville, Englewood, Trotwood and other communities.”

Melody 49 began their gala opening with a giant fireworks display, followed by three hit movies, including the incredible undersea adventure ‘Around the World Under the Sea’ starring Lloyd Bridges. In 1982 Melody 49 switched to a sound process with operated through a special cable installed above the drive-in parking area. The movie soundtrack was transmitted through the cable, which broadcasted over an AM frequency that could be picked up by the patron’s car radio. In 1998 this was replaced by an FM frequency.

The theater changed it name to the Melody 49 Twin in 1987 after a second motion picture screen was added. Taken from Southland 75 after it closed, the smaller screen was set up at the back of the lot and could accommodate approximately 200 cars. So when attendance at the major screen drops off, we can move the film to the smaller screen and bring in a new picture for the major screen,  explained Grant Frazee, general manager of Chakeres Theaters at the time.

Did you know?

  • Melody 49 was the second all-medallion theater in Ohio, meaning that everything was electrically operated, including the heating and air-conditioning.
  • The three lane snack bar, designed by architect R. J. McNutt, was built to be capable of serving 2,000 patrons in 30 minutes. Since most refreshments were bought during the ten minute intermission, quick service was of the utmost importance. Automatic food warmers were installed to ensure that the snacks remained hot and delicious.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Gary Peters
Gary Peters
October 22, 2023.
Jeff Burlingame
Jeff Burlingame
October 1, 2023.
Friendly staff, nice, clean restrooms, good food selection.
dennis hensley
dennis hensley
September 24, 2023.
Doug Lapchynski
Doug Lapchynski
September 23, 2023.
Scott Wiggins
Scott Wiggins
September 23, 2023.
Leon Macey
Leon Macey
September 15, 2023.
Had a good time
Guy Wordelman
Guy Wordelman
August 22, 2023.
Fun fun so few drive inns left
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