The Neon to host ‘Bikeriders’ extras and more at early showing today

“The Bikeriders,” filmed partially in Hamilton and Middletown starring Austin Butler, Tom Hardy and Jodie Comer, will have a special screening tonight at 7:30 p.m. at The Neon in downtown Dayton.

The Neon received special permission to show the film ahead of its nationwide release on Friday. Several actors from across the Dayton region are in the film as featured extras.

The full trailer for “The Bikeriders” was released in September 2023. It may be viewed online at

The film is inspired by the Danny Lyon photography book of the same name. It is about the rise and fall of a midwestern motorcycle club in the 1960s.

Filming in Butler County happened in October 2022 at places including Jolly’s Drive-In on Brookwood Avenue and The Village Inn in Hamilton’s German Village. It also filmed at Edgewater Motor Sports Park in Cleves and Lakeside Inn in Middletown.

“The Bikeriders” is written and directed by Jeff Nichols (”Take Shelter,” “Mud,” “Loving”) and is inspired by true events.

Tonight’s screening is nearly sold-out. The Neon is located at 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton. For more information, visit

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