Hazleton Drive-In

174 S. Hunter Highway,
Drums, PA 18222

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Hazleton Drive-In

The Hazleton Drive-In was located ten miles north of Hazleton on Route 309 in the village of Drums, PA. It opened on May 1, 1948 with Brian Donlevey in “Barbary Coast”. It was closed around 1980 and had one of the largest outdoor screens in the area. The entrance and exit both had large box shaped neon structures advertising the theatre name and a large marquee was positioned near the entrance. It had a capacity of 400 cars.

After closing, the screen remained unused for a number of years until a shopping plaza was built in the early-1990’s.

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MPT_Photographics
MPT_Photographics on February 15, 2015 at 6:46 pm

I saw “Planet of the Apes” there in the summer of 1970.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 1, 2017 at 2:08 am

S Hunter Hwy Rittenhouse Place
Drums, PA 18222

Mountain Blvd has been renamed Hunter Hwy.

TomMc11
TomMc11 on May 21, 2018 at 11:09 am

Not a drive in, but if you look at an aerial and go north a couple miles to 214 N Hunter Hwy, Drums, PA 18222 on the east side of the road you can see the remnants of Angela Park, an amusement park that closed in 1987. Not much left but concrete pads.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm

This opened on May 1st, 1948. Grand opening ad posted.

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 19, 2019 at 10:05 pm

A more accurate address for this theater is now 174 S Hunter Hwy. Drums PA 18222. This points to where the drive in entrance was located.

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