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Showtimes Are Posted Every Tuesday!
Open Wednesday Through Sunday!
Schedule For:
6/2/2023 - 6/8/2023
Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Closed: Monday and Tuesday

Screen One

105.3 FM

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
(PG) 9:30PM
The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

Screen Two

100.5 FM

The Little Mermaid
(PG) 9:30PM
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
(PG-13) 11:50PM




Per Carload


Active & Veteran
Per Carload


Car With A Single Person


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

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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.
Left: Screen 1 | Right: Screen 2
  • 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.
Jessica Grooms
Jessica Grooms
May 17, 2023.
Mike Reed
Mike Reed
May 16, 2023.
Great time no problems clean establishment.
Tanya Baine
Tanya Baine
May 15, 2023.
Enjoyed being outside watching a movie with my family. The only thing they could work on is the speed of the concession area.
Joseph Simpson
Joseph Simpson
May 12, 2023.
Just went last weekend. Nicest dive in around. Great family fun
Tom Bridenbaugh
Tom Bridenbaugh
May 8, 2023.
Terrie voss
Terrie voss
May 8, 2023.
May 7, 2023.
Live right down the street have been going there since me and my fiancé were teens and we just love it
Michael Porter
Michael Porter
May 7, 2023.
A favorite pastime and present for myself and my family. Always amazing movies, amazing food, amazing staff, and amazing memories. We look forward to spring every year for drive-in season.
Cody Hewitt
Cody Hewitt
May 7, 2023.
Best drive in around. Great staff good food nice screens. I take my family there many times each year.
NightRedWolf223 Gaming
NightRedWolf223 Gaming
May 7, 2023.
Attend The Theatre Regularly - In No Other Way Can You Enjoy Life for So Little!