The Oakley Drive-in Movie Theater opened on September 6, 1956 with a screening of the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock directed drama/thriller “The Man Who Knew Too Much” with James Stewart and Doris Day. The second feature was the 1956 western “The Proud Ones” with Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo and Jeffrey Hunter.
In May 1963, the Oakley Drive-In was sold to National Amusement from Boston, MA. In the late-1980’s National Amusement had started closing their drive-in theatres because of not being profitable anymore. They converted some of the sites into Showcase Cinemas, Cinema de Lux Theatres and other venues. Some of the drive-in’s they just sold the properties.
National Amusement finally closed the Oakley Drive-In at the end of the season in 2005. It was the last drive-in movie theater in the city of Cincinnati.
The property was sold in 2007 and is now a pet salon and assisted living community.