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The Blue Ridge Drive-In can be seen from Historic Aerials via 1952 aerial map, located across from Oglevee Lane (road overlay T742b). To the southwest of this point you can see the Comet Drive-In at road overlay T976 (Morrell Rd.)
This one did not last very long; the last known showing in the Uniontown papers was for Sunday September 12, 1954 (per Saturday’s paper)
Cuppies opened on June 29, 1947 with the film “Lover Come Back”. First night as Malden Drive-In was May 26, 1976.
I believe this drive-in is still intact at this point, giving great hope that one day it will be bought and reopened.
Ficks was renamed Brownsville on March 26, 1959
Renamed Moonlite on April 1, 1949.
Screen #2 opened July 2, 1980
Grand openings of the other screens include June 16, 1956 (#2), April 3, 1981 (#3), May 25, 1984 (#4), and June 20, 1986 (#5)
Opened November 15, 1963 (exactly one week before President Kennedy was assassinated). Closed in 1981.
This was the second of only two drive-ins to be built within the Pittsburgh city limits (the other being Silver Lake in East Liberty). Located in the Spring Garden area off Spring Garden Ave., it sat just off to the left near the point where Williams Rd. (formerly Geyer Rd.) becomes Lamar St. Direct access from the other end via East Street Bridge was blocked off years later with new developments. There is nothing left of the North Side except an empty field as it became vandalized in its waning years.
Sad news. The Weirs Drive-In’s final night of operation was this past Monday, September 4. The owner has decided to retire and sold the land for condos and other so-called “progress”.
It was said the the owner’s son will take ownership of all the theater-related equipment and start searching for land to build a new drive-in theater with it. Of course, I’ll be pulling for him.
Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of visiting the Weirs. I was always hoping to, but was never able to plan it.
Sadly, the Corry Drive-In itself is now GONE-ZO. Demolition started in February or March and was completed April 3.
According to the ads in the Arizona Republic, the Velda Rose was to open on October 6, 1972 with the film “War Between Men and Women”, but this was pushed ahead to October 13 with “Joe Kidd”.
Final night of operation was September 11, 1983 with the films “Octopussy” and “Krull”
Grand opening was on October 23, 1971 with the film “Big Jake” starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
Grand opening of the Southland 9 was May 23, 1986. Thus, it lasted just over 30 years.
The site is now occupied by a new housing development called Villas of Economy
The original big screen tower was torn down yesterday (1/17). The snack bar and second screen are still standing at this point.
Uh-oh. The letters on the marquee have been removed and the site fenced off.
As of 2016, the Hilltop is on hiatus until they obtain the funds for a digital projector. Let’s hope and pray that they get one soon.
AW, FUDGESICLE! I was hoping and praying that this one would reopen but just found out that a good portion of it is now GONE-ZO. At least I got to visit there once and got some great photos to remember it as it was
A moment of silence as it was regretfully announced last night that the Twin Hi-Way Drive-In is now officially closed for good. Final night of operation was November 1, 2015
The Eastland was actually located on McKeesport Blvd (now East Pittsburgh-McKeesport Blvd.) just off U.S. 30. The last listing I found for this theater in the Pittsburgh paper was August 5, 1993, although I have no further confirmation on this as yet.
Nice job with listing the movies that played at the South Park, RSM3853. Although I do remember riding past it a several times when I was a kid, I sadly never had the pleasure of actually visiting the drive-in. If only we could REALLY do the Marty McFly trip…
This drive-in should be designated as Open. Here is their website: http://stardustmorden.tripod.com/
Pittsburgh native Frank Gorshin worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theater…years before becoming an actor and riddling crime on Gotham City
To whomever is in charge of editing the overviews: Please change Burgunder Dodge to Gillece Home Services. Thank you
The screen tower came down last week on October 21. Everything else from the speakers and poles, snack bar and playground equipment was already gone and the field was overgrown.