South Hills Drive-In

1001 Clairton Boulevard,
Pleasant Hills, PA 15236

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rivest266 on September 21, 2014 at 7:43 pm

May 29th, 1959 grand opening ad in photo section.

jwmovies on September 29, 2012 at 12:16 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1001 Clairton Boulevard.

WarnerChatham on September 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Does anybody have any photos of this drive-in that they could post?

WarnerChatham on May 21, 2012 at 3:24 am

This drive-in used to have a kids ferris wheel. My sister and I would ride it when we were kids. I was disappointed when they took it out years later. I understand it was because the insurance was too high.

When Bowser Pontiac took over this space, they left the screen up for a long time. It was finally torn down in 1992. For a while they used the concession stand building as a parts department.

TheLazyComic on June 12, 2011 at 1:27 am

I remember the last film that played there. It was Crocodile Dundee II. How do I remember this, you ask. A really good friend of mine, the late Bernie Kusibab, and I, used to go the South Hills every week for the movie. I think we went on Tuesday nights if memory serves me right. I believe they had some kind of special going on. We’d take turns driving. I’d bring the snacks, Bernie would bring the drinks, and we just had a great time. I still have the answering machine message from Bernie, (on my hard drive now), stating… “I think that Crocodile Dundee II will be playing at the South Hills for the rest of our natural lives”. See… the theater had closed and we didn’t know… but the marquee said Croc Dundee II for a very long time. Then we finally found out it closed. Kinda creepy hearing Bernie’s voice saying those words after all these years, and him now being gone. Great memories at the South Hills though.

DRIVEIN101 on March 9, 2009 at 12:12 pm

That’s right, Ria44. Bowser Pontiac now occupies the South Hills Drive-In site. Unfortunately, like many of the 40+ drive-ins Pittsburgh had at one time or another, I never had the pleasure of visiting this one. I would do anything to go back in time (ala Marty McFly) to visit all those great outdoor theaters.

rpdgirl on March 4, 2009 at 5:37 am not exactly related.. but I believe this recently went down. :(

rpdgirl on March 4, 2009 at 3:52 am

ah, I believe THIS is the one that was where Bowser Pontiac is now. Yeah, I did see one of the Superman movies and Jungle book here before it closed when I was 7.

Cordicron on August 19, 2007 at 12:49 am

This is an aerial photo of the South Hills Drive In taken May 26, 1967
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Photo from Penn Pilot

DRIVEIN101 on May 12, 2007 at 4:03 pm

The last of the trio of drive-ins along the Pleasant Hills/Jefferson Hills stretch of PA 51 to open (May 29, 1959), it was also the last one to close, its final night of operation on July 31, 1988. This was one of many Pittsburgh area drive-in theaters owned by the family of Marty Warren, the others including Blue Dell, Belle-Aire, Greater Pittsburgh, Rose, and Super 30.