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DRIVEIN101 commented about Blue Ridge Drive-In on Jan 23, 2018 at 9:53 am

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.)

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Super 51 Drive-In on Jan 17, 2018 at 11:22 am

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)

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Malden Drive-In on Jan 17, 2018 at 9:37 am

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.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Brownsville Drive-In on Jan 17, 2018 at 9:31 am

Ficks was renamed Brownsville on March 26, 1959

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Moonlite Drive-In on Jan 11, 2018 at 10:32 am

Renamed Moonlite on April 1, 1949.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Camp Horne Drive-In on Jan 10, 2018 at 11:11 am

Screen #2 opened July 2, 1980

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Greater Pittsburgh Drive-In on Jan 10, 2018 at 11:04 am

Grand openings of the other screens include June 16, 1956 (#2), April 3, 1981 (#3), May 25, 1984 (#4), and June 20, 1986 (#5)

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Northside Drive-In on Sep 6, 2017 at 11:29 am

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.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Weirs Drive-In on Sep 6, 2017 at 11:09 am

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.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Corry Drive-In on Aug 30, 2017 at 9:51 am

Sadly, the Corry Drive-In itself is now GONE-ZO. Demolition started in February or March and was completed April 3.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Velda Rose Drive-In on Feb 19, 2017 at 12:38 pm

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”

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Cinema Wexford on Jan 24, 2017 at 6:56 am

Grand opening was on October 23, 1971 with the film “Big Jake” starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Carmike Southland 9 on Jan 24, 2017 at 6:35 am

Grand opening of the Southland 9 was May 23, 1986. Thus, it lasted just over 30 years.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about ABC Drive-In on Jan 18, 2017 at 5:38 am

The site is now occupied by a new housing development called Villas of Economy

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Twin Hi-Way Drive-In on Jan 18, 2017 at 4:58 am

The original big screen tower was torn down yesterday (1/17). The snack bar and second screen are still standing at this point.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Twin Hi-Way Drive-In on Jan 16, 2017 at 8:47 am

Uh-oh. The letters on the marquee have been removed and the site fenced off.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Hilltop Drive-In on Aug 5, 2016 at 11:45 am

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.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Grafton Drive-In on Aug 5, 2016 at 11:40 am

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

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Twin Hi-Way Drive-In on Apr 6, 2016 at 10:28 am

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

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/10263060-74/drive-twin-theater

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Eastland Mall Theatre on Feb 20, 2016 at 8:21 am

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.

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DRIVEIN101 commented about South Park Drive-In on Jan 22, 2016 at 6:32 am

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…

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Stardust Drive-In on Jan 7, 2016 at 5:06 am

This drive-in should be designated as Open. Here is their website: http://stardustmorden.tripod.com/

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Sheridan Square Theatre on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:16 am

Pittsburgh native Frank Gorshin worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theater…years before becoming an actor and riddling crime on Gotham City

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DRIVEIN101 commented about El Rancho Drive-In (I) on Oct 27, 2015 at 5:41 am

To whomever is in charge of editing the overviews: Please change Burgunder Dodge to Gillece Home Services. Thank you

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DRIVEIN101 commented about Kane Road Drive-In on Oct 27, 2015 at 5:38 am

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.