Greentree Drive-In

700 Mansfield Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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Greentree Drive-In

Opened June 9, 1953. Located at the corner of Noblestown Road (formerly PA 28/519, now PA 50) and Mansfield Avenue. Closed in the early-1980’s. Hawthorne Suites Hotel was built on the drive-in site, and this has since been converted into apartments.

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kencmcintyre on December 12, 2009 at 6:54 pm

This was in Boxoffice on 8/1/53:

CARNEGIE, PA.-William H. Fox, 54, died July 27 as the result of injuries sustained when he fell down basement stairs in his home that day. Manager and auditor for the theater interests of Mrs. Louisa Herman, widow of the late Dr. C.E. Herman, Fox had supervised construction of the Greentree Drive-In on Noblestown Road between Crafton and Carnegie, which opened a number of weeks ago. He held a partnership interest in this enterprise with Mrs. Herman, Mrs. William Walker and Mrs. Harry Walker, widows of Carnegie and Crafton exhibitors.

jwmovies on October 7, 2012 at 8:20 am

Now Quality Suites. Approx. address for this drive-in was 700 Mansfield Avenue, now in Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 9, 2014 at 10:55 am

The Spring 2014 issue of “Classic Trains” Magazine has an aerial photo which was apparently made in the summer of 1953 (page54-55) showing the Rook Yard and engine terminal of the Pittsburgh & West Virginia RR. Various points of interest are labeled on the photo and one of them is the Greentree Drive-In which clearly shows near the bottom of the photo. The rear of the screen faced the intersection of Noblestown Road and Mansfield Rd. The entrance appears to be there also. The screen was directly across from the railroad locomotive roundhouse (demolished today). Rook Yard is still in active use and is said to be located 4 miles southwest of downtown Pittsburgh.

Mark5 on May 17, 2018 at 11:43 am

My mother worked as the concession stand manager at the Greentree Drive-in from 1953 to 1955 or thereabouts. Berlo Vending Company ran the concession stands at Greetree, South Park, and many other drive-ins in the Pittsburgh area. She worked for Berlo. I spent many evenings at Greentree. My father worked at a coal mine in Imperial. I went to work with my mother and my father would pick me up later in the evening at the drive-in. I had an excellent collection of bottlecaps scavenged from the grounds. I think I saw every Debbie Reynolds “Tammy” movie made.

TomMc11 on May 17, 2018 at 9:55 pm

Appears to be Terrain Apartments now, no longer a hotel.

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