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Location DB > United States > Ohio > Cincinnati > Oakley Drive In
Oakley Drive In
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created by Gordon Bombay on 1/30/2008 8:49 AM
last modified by Harvestman on 8/31/2012 3:31 AM
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Since 2005 the property has been purchased and now has construction work going on. The first thing you'll see is the old sign out by the road then after following the hill down behind a building to the right you'll see the abandoned ticket booths and offices that are boarded up. A fence still lines the property complete with the signs to direct the drive in traffic. At the very back of the property the large screen still stands. The second screen was removed some time ago. The asphalt and gravel have been removed and there is nothing but dirt around the property. A few speaker poles can still be found laying around the property.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned in 2005, property is undergoing new construction.
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • Construction Crews.
  •  Interesting Features
    As of July 2007:
    -Large Drive-In screen at back end of property.
    -Ticket Booths.
    -Speaker poles scattered throughout the property.
    -Roadside sign.
    -Traffic signs.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • Construction crews.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1952
    Closed: 2005
     Required Equipment
  • Boots.
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Once billed as Cincinnati's "last outdoor picture show", this drive in movie theatre was able to accomidate 900 cars and at time featured 2 screens. In 1996 it was voted one of Cincinnati's best entertainment venues by City Beat Magazine. The Oakley screened its last films in Sept. 2005. Today constructions is taking place to turn the property into something new. Only the ticket booths and main screen remain as of July 2007.

    As of August 2012, nothing remains of this location, as it is now an office park.
     Media Coverage
     Future Plans
    It's now an office park.

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    Closed for the Season.
    Wed, Jul 11th, 2007
    posted by Gordon Bombay
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     Web Links - Cincinnati exploration.
    http://www.cincinn...901_driveins3.html - Old entertainment guide to Cincinati's drive ins.


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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 9/12/2012 1:22 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 12 12 at 13:22, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 31 12 at 3:31, Harvestman changed the following: History, Future Plans
  • on Jul 25 08 at 4:24, Steed validated this location
  • on Jan 31 08 at 10:14, Gordon Bombay changed the following: Media Coverage
  • on Jan 31 08 at 2:23, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 31 08 at 2:17, Emperor Wang changed the following: City
  • on Jan 30 08 at 10:02, Gordon Bombay made this location public
  • on Jan 30 08 at 10:02, Gordon Bombay made this location private
  • on Jan 30 08 at 10:02, Gordon Bombay made this location available
  • on Jan 30 08 at 10:02, Gordon Bombay changed the following: Media Coverage
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