Popular Drive-In

577 Foster Avenue,
Freeland, PA 18224

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Popular Drive-In

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The Popular Drive-In opened in 1949 with a capacity for 260 cars. This single screen drive-in closed around 1978.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 5, 2009 at 8:28 pm

This is from Boxoffice in February 1954:

Joseph Lazo’s Popular Drive-in in Freeland is being serviced by Sandy Gottlieb, Tri-State Theaters. This is the twenty second drive-in being serviced by Gottlieb.

TomMc11
TomMc11 on June 7, 2017 at 8:01 am

A good address for this would be 577 Foster Avenue, Freeland PA. A house sits on the site now. Google street view from October of 2016 shows some kind of 3 part metal pole base at the head of the driveway, Bing Streetside from August 2011 shows the same, plus the base and frame of another sign structure next to it.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on June 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm

The “3 part metal pole” is used to protect the water or gas meter in the middle of it.

Kenmore
Kenmore on June 9, 2017 at 4:22 am

577 Foster Avenue, Freeland, PA is the correct address. From a 1966 aerial, the screen sat on the SE back of the lot.

Today, it is private property with no trace of the drive-in remaining save for the entrance/exit road which is now the driveway. http://tinyurl.com/ydxnct2g

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 9, 2017 at 5:05 am

Interesting name!! Did it close because it was no longer popular?

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