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The Neon

130 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2420
+1 937-222-7469
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Very unique movie experience

You need to see at least one movie here if you live around here. The movies they play are also... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2014
Troy, Ohio
The Best Dayton Area Movie Venue

The only place in the Dayton area that shows primarily indie films. If that isn't reason enough to... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2014
Allen B
Russells Point, Ohio
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  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
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“great movies” (6 reviews)
“small lobby” (2 reviews)
“beer and wine” (2 reviews)
130 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2420
+1 937-222-7469
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

You need to see at least one movie here if you live around here. The movies they play are also either early releases or unique ones that you most likely not see in regular theaters.

Thank lwilliamson0815
Reviewed 6 January 2014

The only place in the Dayton area that shows primarily indie films. If that isn't reason enough to go, the theater has great atmosphere, friendly staff and a good selection of snacks, beer and wine! Have been here a number of times before and will...More

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 5 January 2014

What would Dayton do without the Neon? It shows all the great independent art films that we would miss otherwise. This is more than a movie theater; it's obviously an endeavor of love by its owner. I subscribe to their newsletter so I know what's...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 29 November 2013

we prefer the neon for movies because they show the kind of movies mainstream theaters do not. just saw the bbcs, "philamina" very heart warming, well written .like the other movies w/an artistic flair, or foreign films, there is so much to see there if...More

Thank nina b
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We have visited The Neon in the past. We enjoyed a draft while watching a film that had a "slow start." We are watching the website for the upcoming b&w movie, Nebraska. It has had excellent review. It is a "road movie."

Thank SLPMontana
Reviewed 26 October 2013

One of my favorite places to see a movie. Retro style love. Good for families and dates and easily accessed in downtown Dayton.

1  Thank Hallie B
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Large multiplex movie eaters abound, but the small town gems, like The Neon, are a showcase of movies lacking big budget marketing campaigns. The Neon is one of a kind in the Dayton area and a favorite among movie buffs. With just two screens, the...More

1  Thank mayasfan
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Excellent venue for the Dayton Lens Flim Festival featuring student theses short films (drama and documentary) from up and coming local talent from WSU!

1  Thank TedW69
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Two comfortable theaters. Well-chosen foreign and independent films. Nothing better between Columbus and Cincinnatti.

1  Thank Neil F
Reviewed 15 October 2013

This cozy independent theater shows first run movies in downtown Dayton that might not appear on the suburban multiplexes. Here's where you'll find the latest Woody Allen movie or that documentary that won an Oscar. You can get a beer or wine, or coffee or...More

1  Thank Purl
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