Circle Drive-In

1911 Scranton - Carbondale Highway,
Dickson City, PA 18519

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Circle Drive-In

The Circle Drive-In opened in 1949 and is still operating today. This single screen drive-in has a capacity for 800 cars. In the fall of 2015 a second screen was added.

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm

I am pleased to report that they have upgraded to digital, and the picture and the screen have never looked better. Last summer I had the misfortune of witnessing the worst presentation I had ever seen at a professional theater, but this year I have no complaints, just happiness.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 3, 2014 at 9:35 pm

This is the correct website and this is the facebook page

FlickerAnderson
FlickerAnderson on November 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

They added a second screen this fall.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on October 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm

The Circle web site says the drive-in was built in 1945, but its first appearance in the Theatre Catalogs was in the 1949-50 edition, owner Albert Frangel, capacity 700 cars. That’s pretty much how it stayed through the 1955-56 edition. (There was an Albert Frengel of Frengel Motor Car company in New Castle PA at the time. Same guy?)

The owner listed in the 1952-53 Motion Picture Almanac was E. Hollander (Allied Circuit). It switched to just the Allied Circuit in the 1955-59 editions. Milgrim Bkg. Serv. was the “owner or booker” in 1961-66. The MPAs showed a capacity of 500.

The 1978-84 MPAs listed the Circle in Scranton, owner M. J. (Michael) Delfino, capacity 600. The locale switched to Carbondale in the 1986-88 editions.

Tine263
Tine263 on May 21, 2019 at 4:12 pm

I did some basic research and posted photos of our visit! https://driveinadventures.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/circe-drive-in-pennsylvania-open/

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 5, 2019 at 9:27 am

I saw a double feature here last week, happy to report images on both screens were bright and clear. Six new photos added.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on March 28, 2020 at 6:18 pm

Launched September 10, 1949 with “Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves.”

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 28, 2020 at 10:17 pm

Why the name Circle?

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 28, 2020 at 10:18 pm

This is a flea market and farmers market on the drive-in on sundays only too.

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