Riverside Drive-In

1114 Lee's Lake Lane,
Vandergrift, PA 15690

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Riverside Drive-In

This drive-in opened in the early-1950’s as Lee’s Woodland Drive-In. Lee’s Drive-In closed in 1978 and remained closed for seventeen years.

In 1995 Jim Lipuma renovated the drive-in and renamed it the Galaxy Drive-In.

After operating for almost ten years, this drive-in closed again on September 26, 2004.

In July 2005, the drive-in reopened under new ownership and a new name, the Riverside Drive-In.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Todd Ament

Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

teecee on March 9, 2005 at 5:01 am

Link for more information & photo:

Most recent user comment states that demolition is forthcoming shortly.

KRYPTONCOWBOY on July 8, 2005 at 6:34 am

The Galaxy Drive in will re-open under new ownership on July 20, 2005.
It’s name has been changed to the Riverside Drive-In.

The name change was made by the new owner Ament Theatres, Inc. to avoid any connection with the debts or other problems associated with the former Galaxy Drive-In operators. The opening features will be “Herbie The Love Bug” and “Madagascar”

TLSLOEWS on February 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Is it near a river?

BobNJ on May 8, 2010 at 1:17 am

Q: “Is it near a river?”

A: Kiskiminetas River


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 8, 2010 at 4:23 am

Yes, it parked 250 cars and in 1956 it was operated by Hanna Theatre Services.Which ran quite a few Drive-ins in that state.

Chris1982 on October 7, 2014 at 3:52 am

Reply to an email that I sent to the Riverside Drive-In: Yes, we installed a Christie CP2230 in January.

DavidZornig on February 6, 2016 at 9:08 am

July 4, 1968 print ad as Woodland Drive-In added, courtesy of the Riverside Drive-In Facebook page.

NeonMichael on December 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm

The Woodland was advertising itself “between Apollo and Leechburg” in May 1949.

The 1952 Theatre Catalog listed it as Lee’s Woodland, Exec: Harold A. Lee.

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