Super 51 Drive-In

2811 Darlington Road,
Beaver Falls, PA 15010

500 cars

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Previous Names: Hi-Way 51 Drive-In

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Super 51 Drive-In

The Hi-Way 51 Drive-In opened on May 1, 1948 with a capacity for 500 cars. Owned by John Wincek, (Wincek and Tate). It was renamed Super 51 Drive-In in June 1969.

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monika on June 15, 2009 at 10:23 am

Located between Beaver Falls and Darlington on Highway 51.

DRIVEIN101 on November 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm

The Hi-Way 51 opened on May 1, 1948. Located on Darlington Rd. north of the Beaver County Airport. Last known night of operation as Hi-Way 51 (per newspaper listings) was August 28, 1967. Sometime thereafter, Monessen Amusements bought the drive-in, did a complete renovation, and renamed it Super 51 which opened June 26, 1969 (See that title in the listing for description)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I wish I had more for you guys, but i can add in 1956 it held 500 cars and was owned at that time by Wincek & Tate. There was also a SPOTLIGHT DRIVE IN there that capacity was 608 and was owned by HANNA THEATRE SERVICES.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm

“TAPROOTS” and “KANSAS RAIDERS” played there on Oct.15. 1956.

jwmovies on October 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Now Chippewa Township Municipal Building. Approx. address for this drive-in was 2811 Darlington Road.

PamSpace on April 18, 2013 at 8:13 pm

My grandparents lived behind the theater and we would watch movies through the fence. This was a great drive in. The last movie we saw was Jungle Book (as kids) probably in the mid- to late- 1970’s. I remember the concession stand intermissions. Good times!

MichaelKilgore on July 27, 2019 at 9:53 am

“BEAVER FALLS, PA. – Chippewa township school board was awaiting the inaugural of the recently opened Hi-Way 51 Drive-In owned by John Wincek and Albert R. Tate. The board had passed an amusement tax June 7 and it became effective July 8.” —BoxOffice, July 17, 1948

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