Pittsburgh Drive-In

4210 William Penn Highway,
Monroeville, PA 15146

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Pittsburgh Drive-In

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Pittsburgh’s second drive-in theater opened on September 5, 1946. It was located on William Penn Highway (originally U.S. 22, now Business U.S. 22), just west of the future Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange (in which the Irwin-Pittburgh stretch opened in 1951). It closed in November 1959, but Monroeville would have two other drive-ins by the following summer: Monroeville Drive-In and Miracle Mile Drive-In.

The Pittsburgh Drive-In was replaced first with Kaufmann’s department store, then #1 Cochran Pontiac. Today, a Lowe’s home improvement store occupies the old drive-in site.

Contributed by Denny Pine

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

edblank on June 6, 2008 at 7:33 pm

Thanks for that thorough report, Denny.

rivest266 on March 10, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Google won' link the article for the ad. but it is on page 11 (Google system) at View link

jwmovies on October 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 4220 William Penn Highway.

rivest266 on September 20, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Grand opening ad in photo section.

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