Chester Pike Drive-In

1915 Chester Pike,
Eddystone, PA 19022

915 cars

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The Chester Pike Drive-In was opened by Ellis Theatres in June 1949. It had a capacity for 915 cars. There was a fully equipped childrens playground beneath the screen. The combined concession/projection rooms also contained a dance floor. In later years it had THX sound. Closed in 1979 or 1980.

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BobR on March 23, 2006 at 12:05 pm

I believe the drive-in was actually in Ridley Township. It was located on Chester Pike hence the name. Was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a movie and your youth. Great snack bar with french fries that came in a wooden tub. Had live music at times and a small playground for kids. I95 runs through part of it now and there is nothing left but the lovely memories.

miragirl on February 23, 2008 at 12:22 am

I remember going to the Chester Pike Drive-In as a child. We would get there before dark and my sister and I would play in the playground, and we even wore our pjs! It was a different and lovely world.

kencmcintyre on May 21, 2009 at 12:30 am

Here is a March 1970 ad from the Delaware County Daily Times:

muviebuf on September 5, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Someone correct me if I am wrong.

THX was only first incorporated in 1981 and was first used for Return of the Jedi in 1983.

It is not seperate equipment but rather a certification that the venue meets certain standards focusing on the entire experience (e.g. the doors to the auditorium do not slam shut0.

I fail to see how a drive in could have THX certification.

jwmovies on September 19, 2012 at 12:48 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2001 Chester Pike, Eddystone, PA. Hwy 95 now runs through where the theatre stood.

jdkahler on February 10, 2013 at 1:21 am

The Google map displayed on this page is not anywhere near the former location of the drive-in. Pointing to somewhere on the Maryland eastern shore. Though it does have US 13.

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