Colonial Drive-in

400 Elliot Road,
Pleasant Hills, PA 15025

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Colonial Drive-In

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One of three drive-ins on Route 51, this one in Jefferson Township was opened prior to 1955. It closed in 1985.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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rpdgirl on March 4, 2009 at 12:19 am

I swear, I have vague memories of being around there for something and seeing the big screen from a street and asking my mum what was up with that… but that was a long time ago. I’m curious. I’m going to have to check it out.

edblank on March 4, 2009 at 12:25 am

If you were driving down Elliot Road toward Route 51, you could see what was on the screen of the Colonial as you passed the entrance.

rpdgirl on March 8, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I drove by where I remember the Echo being today… there’s an assisted living center there now?

DRIVEIN101 on April 29, 2009 at 8:13 am

Want to see the marquees from the Colonial Drive-In as well as its northern neighbor South Hills Drive-In?

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WOW! I never thought I would ever see these again! Eventually, somebody out there has a photo of their southern neighbor, the Echo Drive-In. TWO THUMBS-UP-SKIS to the owner of these photos for keeping these drive-ins alive in spirit.

edblank on April 29, 2009 at 9:45 am

Thanks for those, Denny. Miss the marquees, if not the spelling on the Colonial’s.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 11, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Ed, great story on the Colonial Drive in. I guess one good thing about being in the military was you got to visit so many drive-ins from Augusta to up North. I really did not have a lot of memories of our Drive-ins Here, I remember going shopping at the new shoppping center built on the old Bon-Air Drive in.While my Mom Shopped i went straight to the Forest Hills and stood on that big hill watching.
I don’t know why but it always seemed like movies like BARAELLA or MidNIGHT COWBOY was playing. And often I got to watch a good bit.They Could have bben playing THAT DARN CAT and i would have been happy!

jwmovies on September 28, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Approx, address for this drive-in was 340 Elliot Road.

wesmang on January 13, 2014 at 11:13 pm

For all of those interested, as of 10/13 the box office is still standing. A little more weathered than in the above pic but miraculously still there. It’s only a matter of time before it’s gone.

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