Super 30 West Drive-In

7992 Steubenville Pike,
Imperial, PA 15126

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Super 30 West Drive-In

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Originally opened as the Penn-Lincoln Drive-In in the late-1940’s. Located in North Fayette Township (east of its assigned location of Imperial) off U.S. 22/30 (Penn Lincoln Highway), just east of a five-way intersection on Old Steubenville Pike, which was part of the original Lincoln Highway.

Closed at the end of the 1982 season (September 6) and remained dormant until 1985 when it reopened as Super 30 West Drive-In. Despite all-new equipment and the addition of a flea market, this revival only lasted over a year, closing for good in 1986. Until just a few years ago, the screen remained in excellent condition, facing an empty field.

Today, the drive-in site is now occupied by a shopping center, Penn Lincoln Center.

Contributed by Denny Pine

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carolgrau
carolgrau on June 16, 2009 at 7:32 pm

What an operation, was the most disorganized, organization I ever saw. This company single handedly destroyed the Pittsburgh, Pa. downtown movie theatre business. They let the theatre’s go to hell, and would use some lame excuse to close them. I was a projectionist at all these theatre’s. My main job was the Warner on 5th Ave. They said that the ceiling was falling down, the truth is an usher was up there exploring and missed stepped and knocked a piece of plaster on some lady;s head. They closed the Chatham, the Fulton, Fiesta, Warner and Bank all i a short time… They were like a disease, seek and destroy…

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on November 12, 2009 at 3:14 am

This was the very first drive-in I remember visiting as a kid. It was the mid-to-late 70’s and I was about 6 or 7. Me and my family lived in nearby Burgettstown back then; we either went to this drive-in (The Penn-Lincoln at that time) 8 ½ miles away or the Twin Hi-Way another six miles east. Of course, I don’t remember what we saw at either drive-in except “Star Wars” at the Twin Hi-Way when they acquired it in 1978.

Hopefully, somebody bought the old Penn-Lincoln/Super 30 West screen and moved it to another operating drive-in; it was in too great of shape to be scrapped.

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 7992 Steubenville Pike. Now Imperial Plaza.

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