Black Horse Pike Drive-In

2700 Mount Ephraim Avenue,
Camden, NJ 08104

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Black Horse Pike Drive-In

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Camden was the home of the first drive-in, so perhaps it’s fitting that the last place to see a movie there was a drive-in. The Black Horse Drive-In opened in the 1960’s, gained a second screen in the 1970’s and closed in the late-1970’s or 1980’s. It was owned by the Sameric chain and was notable for its tower, topped by a black horse.

A Postal Service distribution facility now occupies part of the site.

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Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on March 30, 2005 at 7:58 am

The original screen was extremely large. I think it was probably one of the largest screens in the northeast.

robzero
robzero on April 25, 2008 at 3:23 pm

This drive-in closed later than ‘78. I saw a triple-bill of Dragonslayer, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Clash of the Titans there in '81 or '82. The picture was abysmally dark and you could barely see the movie.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm

This drive-in was paved over years ago. Status should be closed/demolished. I do remember seeing the sign in the late sixties or thereabouts.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 21, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Interesting name.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm

There is a Black Horse Pike in South Jersey that runs from the shore to Philadelphia. There is also a White Horse Pike (Route 30) that does the same. I think these date back to the nineteenth century. In Pleasantville there is the Old Black Horse Pike, which used to be a carriage road to Atlantic City. You can still follow it for a while.

ronnie21
ronnie21 on February 16, 2013 at 3:21 pm

yeah in 1981 it was still open. heres an ad for :Student Bodies" from Aug of 81..

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