Hill Top Drive-In

210 Pensylvania 837,
Monongahela, PA 15063

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Hill Top Drive-In

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The Hill Top was located in Carroll Township and operated from 1955 through 1985 and owned by Monessen Amusement Co.

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dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on January 7, 2007 at 9:59 am

In May 1965, the Valley Independent reports: At the Hilltop Drive-in, Carroll Township, “Strange Bedfellows” with Rock Hudson and Gina Lollabrigida. The cost was only $1.10 per carload.

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on January 7, 2007 at 10:03 am

The capacity of the Hilltop was 200 cars. It was torn down and a retirement home built on the site.

LouisRugani
LouisRugani on July 12, 2010 at 6:58 pm

(The Valley Independent, April 25, 1968)
Manos theatre chain adds a Valley drive-in

  • Manos Enterprises, Inc., has added another link to its theatre
    chain. It’s Hilltop Drive-In in Carroll Twp. which will open
    officially under Manos operation next Wednesday, May 1.
    The theatre was closed for the winter.
    Records in Washington County courthouse reveal the property was acquired by Berlo Vending Co. of Delaware on March 4 at a sheriff’s sale for $1,994.51. The property was previously owned by Paul Delvitto of Penn.
    In turn, Berlo Vending Co. has sold the theatre to Manos, although tbe transaction has not yet been recorded. Purchase price was not disclosed. The theatre will open with the recently named “best picture” of the year â€" “In the Heat of the Night,” starring “best actor” Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier. A co-feature will be the comedy “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.” The Hilltop becomes the 22nd unit in the Manos theatre chain which extends throughout Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In the Valley the Coyle, State and Manos theatres are owned by Manos Enterprises, Inc. Manager of the Hilltop will be a Charleroi resident, Ken Haywood, a senior at Charleroi Area High School. Haywood has theatre operating experience having assisted Lewis Guidetti at the Coyle in Charleroi. The Hilltop will be open every night. “We hope to offer the public movies of quality,” commented Joseph Bugala, general manager of Manos Enterprises, Inc.
DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on February 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Opened on September 20, 1950 with the film “Wabash Avenue”, starring Betty Grable. Located on PA 837, ½ mile from its southern terminus at PA 88. Closed at the end of the 1985 season. The site remained dormant until 1997 when the Residence At Hilltop assisted living facility was built there.

RD
RD on June 23, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I managed the Hill Top Drive In Theatre from 1973 to 1976. We started Flea Markets, Built a new Playground, Held Concerts with local bands, and Did a lot of hard work and long days. Great Loyal customers, and great fellow employees. Dan Hughes

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