The harsh winter weather has finally released Northeast Ohio from its frigid, unrelenting grip. Spring is here, and with it comes all the joy and advantages of warmer days and nights. Sunbathing, outdoor hikes, and jet-ski excursions are all finding their way onto daily agendas; evenings are becoming occupied by cookouts, bonfires, and date nights to the local drive-in theater.
Akron residents are fortunate enough to have multiple locations to choose from for their moonlit movie night. The top three options are as follows:
1. Magic City Drive-In – Barberton, Ohio: Located at 5602 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, this drive-in features two separate viewing screens. Magic City Drive-In is celebrating its opening weekend on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday May 3rd. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Robo Cop, Heaven is for Real, and Draft Day will all be featured during opening weekend. Magic City offers a fully stocked concession stand, with soda, popcorn, burgers, hotdogs, pizza, and nachos all available on the menu. Credit cards are not accepted at this drive-in, however, feel free to bring your pet with you for the show! Audio for the movies is transmitted through an FM radio channel so make sure your car radio is functioning properly. Hours are not yet available for this theater, as they depend solely on the weather conditions.
2. Mid-Way Twin Drive-In – Ravenna, Ohio: Like Magic City, Mid-Way Twin is also a two-screen drive-in movie theater. It’s located West of Ravenna, a half a mile East of Kent on State Route 59. The weekend of May 2nd and 3rd is opening weekend at Mid-Way and it will be showing The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Robo Cop, Heaven is for Real, and Draft Day both days. Sound for these movies will be broadcasted in FM stereo so make sure to bring a functioning radio! Mid-Way Twin Drive-In now accepting Visa and MasterCard, so don’t forget to visit the concession stand while you’re there. They are featuring a spicy chicken breast sandwich on the menu! Keep an eye on their schedule too. Godzilla, Blended, and X-Men are all tentative up-coming feature films. Mid-Way Twin Drive-In also encourages you to make friends with your neighbors while you’re there so shake hands, share a smile, and enjoy the show! Hours are not yet available for this theater, as they depend solely on the weather conditions.
3. Blue Sky Drive-In – Wadsworth, Ohio: Congratulations to Blue Sky Drive-In for being awarded the best movie theater by Akron Beacon’s Best. This single-screen drive-in is located at 959 Broad Street in Wadsworth. It, too, is dedicating the first weekend in May to its seasonal grand opening. It will be featuring The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Monuments Men. Movie sound is aired on an FM radio so, functioning radios are required! Leashed, well behaved pets are welcome! Blue Sky Drive-In does not accept credit cards. Click here for a free coke coupon valid at Blue Sky Drive-In! Hours are not yet available for this theater, as they depend solely on the weather conditions.