Haar's Drive-In

185 Logan Road,
Dillsburg, PA 17019

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Haar's Drive-In

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Haar’s Drive-In opened in 1953 and remains open today. It has a capacity for 500 cars.

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Here is a you tube video

Gatorgirl62
Gatorgirl62 on August 12, 2015 at 12:28 am

Great drive in. The only one in the area. They always show first run movies. The concession stand is great! I would like a 3rd movie added sometimes. The “Grease” event was a special showing that I went to. The place was packed by 7 pm. If you go here go early. This drive in fills up fast. Its worth the wait for the movie to start.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on August 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Vance W. Haar secured materials from the National Production Authority (NPA) to construct a drive-in and move from traveling film projectionist to s permanent spot. The $100,000 investment was worth it as the 500-car ozoner launched June 18, 1953 with Abbott & Costello’s “Africa Screams” on the big screen. 60 years later, the drive-in was still going, was in the hands of third generation Haar’s, and had a digital conversion. “Grease” is generally the closing feature and sells out the season-ender. A long running antique market and an annual auto show are part of the drive-in’s other attractions.

LorinWeigard
LorinWeigard on May 10, 2016 at 11:31 pm

THE SIGN FOR HAARS WHEN PASSING ON RT 15 SAYS THEY ARE OPENING FOR THE SEASON THIS WEEKEND (MAY 13-14) WITH A DISNEY DOUBLE-BILL.

NOTHING SAYS SUMMER IS COMING ON BETTER THAN WHEN HAARS OPENS; IT HAS BEEN THE PERENNIAL FIXTURE FOR DILLSBURG FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER; I CAN’T BEGIN TO REMEMBER ALL THE MOVIES I SAW THERE, BUT CERTAINLY THE FIRST WAS “THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH”

WHEN I WAS A KID, THE DRIVE-IN RAN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK IN THE SUMMER, ALWAYS A DOUBLE FEATURE, EXCEPT FOR HOLIDAYS WITH THE “DUSK TO DAWN” SHOWS. ON SUMMER EVENINGS,VANCE HAAR WOULD TRAVEL AROUND DILLSBURG IN A WONDERFUL WOODY STATION WAGON EQUIPPED WITH A PA SYSTEM, AND, LIKE OUR VERY OWN CARNY PITCHMAN, WOULD BALLYHOO US INTO COMING TO THE DRIVE-IN FOR THE EVENING.

WHEN YOU GOT THERE FOR WHATEVER THE FEATURE (MOST TIMES IT DIDN’T MATTER— IT WAS A MOVIE!) THERE WERE SWINGS AND SLIDES FOR US KIDS UNTIL IT GOT CLOSE TO DUSK AND THE “3 MINUTE COUNTDOWN CLOCK” BEFORE THE SHOW SENT US SCURRYING TO OUR CARS AND SEEMED TO TAKE FOREVER UNTIL THE SHOW BEGAN.

WHEN THE FIRST FEATURE ENDED, THERE WERE PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS, AND THEN THE 10 MINUTE INTERMISSION REEL, WITH ADS FOR ALL THE LOCAL BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS THE DANCING POPCORN BOXES. (AT THIS POINT IT WAS IMPERATIVE TO WHINE AND CONVINCE THE PARENTS TO STAY FOR THE NEXT FEATURE—NO MATTER WHAT IT WAS)

IN THE TEEN YEARS, BEFORE HAVING A CAR, THERE WAS ALWAYS THE ELEVATED BLEACHERS AT THE BACK OF THE DRIVE-IN, AND MANY A LESSON IN COMING OF AGE WAS LEARNED THERE!

HAARS DRIVE-IN IS IMPORTANT TO THE DILLSBURG COMMUNITY, NOT JUST BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN HERE FOR 63 YEARS, BUT BECAUSE IT IS THE LAST OF AN ICONIC AMERICAN LANDMARK—THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE, A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GET OUT THE LAWNCHAIRS AND WATCH A MOVIE UNDER THE STARS.

BEST WISHES TO HAARS ON ANOTHER GREAT SEASON, AND HOPE YOU’LL BE AROUND FOR ANOTHER 60 YEARS.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 17, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Haar’s is getting a new Screen Tower in July. They are replacing the wooden one.

muviebuf
muviebuf on July 18, 2016 at 12:38 am

The old screen is already down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqgxqeNyHpk

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 21, 2016 at 12:10 am

New Selby screen tower going up. 7/20/2016

muviebuf
muviebuf on July 24, 2016 at 2:27 am

The new screen sure shrunk in size.

https://www.facebook.com/haarspadrivein/photos/pb.506999386030438.-2207520000.1469323457./1136323086431395/?type=3&theater

LorinWeigard
LorinWeigard on July 25, 2016 at 10:09 pm

Smaller in size and no longer in the 2.35:1 ratio for wide screen “Cinemascope” formatted movies without cropping top and bottom or the sides.

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