Fairgrounds 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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carolgrau on February 6, 2007 at 5:28 am

I was the projectionist there for a long time, Cinnamette ran the place. The Volk family were the managers at the time I started there. they got fired, a guy Mark then took over for one year 1983, then they hired a woman named Linda in 84, my last year. Linda was my downfall. She wanted me to teach her boyfriend to run movies, I said I had to get approval from the union, and he had to go before them to get approved. So one night she asked me if I wanted a beer, I said yes, but only after the movie was over. after the movie was over and I locked the booth I got my beer. We sat by her car had a beer and left for the night. The next day the business agent called me and said I got fired for drinking on the job, the bitch really set me up good. I only hope she finally got hers.

Cordicron on August 18, 2007 at 5:00 pm

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 7, 2008 at 8:37 pm

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 20, 2010 at 6:35 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

Yeah what a set up!!!!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm

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

WarnerChatham on September 3, 2012 at 6:14 am

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

jwmovies on September 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm

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

rivest266 on September 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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