2001 Anderson Ferry Road,
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Previous Names: Auto-In Outdoor Drive-In
The Auto-In Outdoor Drive-In was opened April 22, 1947, screening the 1945 musical “Diamond Horseshoe” with Betty Grable, Dick Haymes and Phil Silvers. It was opened by Harry Brown, Edward J. Moore and Jerome J. Kunz (dba Auto-In Theatre Co.). All three gentlemen were employed by the county. In July 1949, they would open the Dent Auto Theatre.
The new ozoner could park 400 cars with RCA in-a-car speakers. On April 1, 1949 it was renamed Auto-In Drive-In. Theatres Owner Corp.(TOC) from Cincinnati, OH was the booking and buying agency starting in 1952. In 1968, Marshall H. Fine (dba Associated Theatres from Cleveland, OH) took over the operation of the Auto-In and the Dent Auto. Fine formed the Cincinnati Theatre Co. to operate his Cincinnati interests.
In May 1971, Cincinnati Theatre Co. sold the Auto-In to Roy B. White (dba Mid-State Theatres). The sale also included the Dent Drive-In and the Twin Drive-In. I believe the last operators of the Auto-In were Holiday Amusements from Hamilton, OH. until 1982 when it closed for good. The Auto-In was demolished and an office building is on the site.
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