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Dayton Movie Theaters: A Complete Guide

It’s time to go to the movies and enjoy all the latest new movie releases out now in theatres!

In a city as big and bountiful as Dayton, Ohio there are so many local movie theaters near you to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start. Just searching “movie theaters near me” is overwhelming AF––what’s the difference between one theater and another? Is it worth the trek across town to go to a local movie theater with reclining seats versus the one around the corner? Do I want to ball out and get drinks served at my seat, or keep it chill at an independent theater with drinks and unique food offerings?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help make your decision easier. We’ve narrowed it down to 11 of our favorite local movie theaters in Dayton to help you make the most of your Gem City movie theater experience.

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Grab some movie theater popcorn and get comfy as we dive into our Dayton movie theater guide!

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Dayton Movie Theaters: AMC West Chester

About 40 minutes away from Dayton, you’ll find the AMC West Chester. Located in the town of West Chester, this AMC offers all the luxuries of other AMCs. You’ll be able to watch new releases in recliner like seats.


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With crystal clear projections and great surround sound, you’ll have the moviegoing experience of a lifetime. Don’t forget to check out all the snacks they have from candy, popcorn, chicken fingers, soda, and much more.

One Google reviewer says, “The seats and the accommodations were amazing and everything was very clean!”

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AMC West Chester 18

9415 Civic Centre Blvd

West Chester Township, OH 45069

Dayton Movie Theaters: Cinemark Huber Heights 16

Located about 15 minutes outside of Dayton, Cinemark Huber Heights 16 is home to multiple screens, stadium seating, and self-serving ticket kiosks for an unforgettable movie experience. This Cinemark shows all the popular movies out now in the comfort of plush recliner seats.

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Let yourself enjoy fast food and alcoholic beverages with the cinema’s endless concessions menu. Check out Cinemark’s beers, wines, frozen mixed drinks, and specialty cocktails. Instead of waiting in line and missing out on your showtime for snacks, order them online with the theater’s “Snacks In A Tap.” When buying tickets online, you have the option of adding food and drink options to your order. Then, you can decide whether you’d like to pick up your food at the concession stand or have it delivered to your seat for a $2 extra fee. It’s so convenient!

Cinemark offers its own rewards program, MovieClub, for all of the intense film fans. Join the program, $9.99 a month, and earn benefits like 20% off of concessions, 1 2D ticket per month, and waived online fees.

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One Google reviewer says the theater has “comfy seats, salty popcorn” and that it’s “a great movie night.”

Cinemark Huber Heights 16

7737 Waynetowne Boulevard

Huber Heights, OH 45424

View Huber Heights 16 movie showtimes and buy movie tickets here.

Dayton Movie Theaters: The Neon

Enjoy the intimate thrill of Dayton’s independent, non-profit, and art-house cinema at The Neon. The theatre has 2 screens and is known for showing independent and foreign cinema on 35 mm film and digital projectors.

According to their site, The Neon’s mission is “to promote and host film festivals and local filmmakers; to provide a film/video venue for fundraising and promotional events for community non-profit organizations, and to offer educational opportunities for the appreciation of the cinematic arts.”

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Known for the best popcorn in Dayton, the cinema offers gourmet coffee, tea, other concession snacks, and an open bar. Cozy up in your chair with a tasty treat while an indie movie plays.

The Neon’s statistics show that about 55,000 people attend the theater yearly. Along with movie screenings, the theater lets you stream films online with their virtual cinema. Pick from a group of films, make an online purchase, and enjoy a movie in the comfort of your own home.

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Several returning customers love the feeling of stepping into the classic but modernized take on independent theater. One Google reviewer says, “Every single film that shows here is excellent and thoughtfully chosen by the staff. I’ve been so impressed with their ability to bring quality movies to their audience even though the entire filmmaking and moviegoing industry has been brought to a halt.”

Currently, The Neon is operating with COVID protocols to keep its audiences safe. This includes a mask mandate within the theater, sanitization, and social distancing.

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