Fair Ground Drive-In

2550 Brownsville Road,
South Park, PA 15129

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Opened July 8, 1959, closed after the 1986 season. Located about a half mile west of the South Park Fairgrounds. The screen, poles, marquee, and snack bar/projection room remained for several years after its last night of operation, but now everything is gone. A housing development now occupies the drive-in site.

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Cordicron on August 19, 2007 at 1:00 am

This is an aerial photo taken May 26,1967. The road on the right side of the picture is Brownsville Road.
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edblank on June 8, 2008 at 4:37 am

The Fairgrounds had one of the larger capacities and for years was one of the higher grossing drive-ins in Western Pennsylvania.

It was south of South Park and sat up on a hill.

On nights when the fog rolled in, it could interfere with the image reaching the unusually large outdoor screen.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 21, 2010 at 2:35 am

Boy, Norelco you had a tough business agent. Mike Local 629.

TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Yeah what a set up!!!!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 22, 2010 at 1:19 am

THe more I read that your BUSINESS AGENT was quite SPINELESS!!!

WarnerChatham on September 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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

jwmovies on September 30, 2012 at 5:36 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2550 Brownsville Road. Now Curves.

rivest266 on September 20, 2014 at 11:27 pm

grand opening ad in photo section

dallasmovietheaters on July 9, 2016 at 9:25 pm

The Fair Ground Drive-In Theatre’s grand opening pictures are in photos. Architect was Meyer VeShancey and built by Branna Construction. The $500,000 facility had space for 1,000 cars at opening. The theatre had 70mm capability with Bauer-NTS projectors with Ashcraft Super Cinex lamps with pole-mounted stereo speakers. The tower measured 120' wide by 75' high. “Ask Any Girl” was the first movie for the Gabriel G. Rubin-led Fair Ground D-I.

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