Bucks County Drive-In

401 Easton Road,
Warrington, PA 18976

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Bucks County Drive-In

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The Bucks County Drive-In opened in 1951. This drive-in closed in 1998 and has been demolished. A shopping center has replaced this former drive-in.

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LedZep2147 on August 31, 2005 at 3:32 pm

Was a great drive-in, as mentioned above the last one in the Philadelphia area. 2 screens, great food and always showed first-run movies. The place was packed on the weekends, you couldn’t fit another person in that place with a shoehorn sometimes. The owner’s of the drive-in were forced out when Target bought the land from the owners. I still refuse to shop at Target because of that, but the owner’s did open another drive-in in the Lancaster area, sadly that one was also bought by developers and will become a strip mall.

I hate developers as much as lawyers.

wayneb on January 2, 2007 at 9:24 pm

I worked at the Bucks County Drive-in from 1966-1969. It was a great place to work as a teenager. Oh the memories. It was owned by a company named Budco Quality Theaters, Claude Schlanger. I still reside in good ol' Warrington. Just think, if someone opened a drive-in in this area, they would be a millionare.

blkdog on January 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm

You can still see some of the car speaker polls in the grassy field there from Rt 611.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Google Earth still shows the Drive-In in 1992 imagery, but it’s one big graded lot in their 1998 imagery. The twin configuration was the lots side by side, the screens were in a side by side configuration, but angled slightly outward from each other. Concession looks to be between the 2 lots.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2010 at 10:24 pm

This Philly area Drive-in parked 750 cars and was owned by Claude Schlanger as mentioned above in 1956.

blkdog on June 16, 2010 at 8:25 pm

wayneb: I own an ice cream place in the valley square mall called maggie moo’s…stop in and say hi!

raymondgordonsears on March 16, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I’m thinking of bring back the Bucks County D-I for ONE night. I operate a compny the supplies inflatable movie screens. For one night ONLY on the Lowes parking lot (the spot the orig screen sat) putting up my screen w/ FM sound. What do you think? It would take some work and approal from Lowes (good luck with that) and the Twp.If you are interested in helping contact me:
Can this work, only with help. Can not do it alone. Ray

zeppelin371 on June 21, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I worked at the Drive in from about 85 to 88. Fun times, worked with some great people. Lots of fond memories. I was really mad when they closed it down. I didn’t shop at stores there for a long time. I wish there was another drive-in in the area, it would be nice to be able to take my kids, like my parents did with me.

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 21, 2011 at 4:26 am

Some day I want to build the STARR*VUE drive-In near the Delaware River, in South Jersey, as a tribute the Sally Starr (she’s 88). We’ve already been talking to realtors. Land is a little cheaper right now, but financing is practically non-existent!

Mikeoaklandpark on September 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Crazy Bob what about the old Starlight drive in off trhe BHP or the BHP Deive in on Route 30. I lveo Sally Starr.

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