Greentree Drive-In

700 Mansfield Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

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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.

jwmovies
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.

kencmcintyre
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.