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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1posterfan4sure on June 3, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I saw that story on WGAL.com too, and if they are having problems it may be because the place looks so uninviting. Take a look at that screen. I saw it a few months ago and thought “I guess they’ll whitewash it when the season starts.” I drove by again the first week of the season. No change. Looks like it hasn’t been painted in years. It’s those things that make people think you don’t care and once lost, they don’t come back. They show double-features of two first-run movies, at a reasonable price, in what is becoming a heavily-populated area 15 miles southwest of Harrisburg. They’re open only on weekends, and in previous seasons the place is packed every night. If they’re losing money on concessions because people bring their own stuff, well hasn’t that always been an issue for drive-ins? Perhaps they need to look at the service they are providing as an issue. The family that runs it was paid generously for that property. They can certainly afford to have a clean, white screen. As one of only two remaining DI’s in the Harrisburg metro area, they shouldn’t be hurting. I would hate to see Haar’s close, but if they can’t make going there an inviting experience, give it up.

steph1223 on June 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm

i think that the haar’s staff always give an inviting experience. to whitewash the screen, it would cost thousands of dollars, and if you haven’t realized, its over 55 years old. they’re not gonna give it up until the screen falls. the screen still gives great surface to play movies that everyone loves to go see. and like you said, it must not be causing problems if the place is packed everynight. i really don’t think the place looks uninviting; it looks its age.. so..

muviebuf on April 25, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Looks like they have decided to put some money into the placeZ:


muviebuf on June 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Couple of interesting videos of Haar’s Drive In currently on Youtube:



Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 3, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Here is a you tube video

Gatorgirl62 on August 11, 2015 at 7:28 pm

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 on August 28, 2015 at 7:43 am

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.

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