Camp Horne Drive-In

132 Ben Avon Heights Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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Camp Horne Drive-In

Located in Ohio Township/Ben Avon in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Opened as a single screen on May 22, 1953 with Robert Stack in “Bwana Devil”. A second screen was opened July 2, 1980. It was closed on September 6, 1987. There is now a supermarket and a Home Depot on the site.

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William on May 9, 2007 at 8:57 am

When it opened the car capacity as a single drive-in was between 500-600 cars. International Motion Picture Almanac states 600 cars.

edblank on June 4, 2008 at 10:19 pm

One of the drive-ins nearest to Downtown Pittsburgh.

kencmcintyre on November 25, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Here is a 1957 aerial photo. I used 132 Ben Avon Heights Road to find the drive-in. That is the address of the Giant Eagle market that replaced the theater.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 18, 2009 at 10:24 pm

My 1956 ALMANAC shows 600 cars and was owned by Associated Drive-in : E. Stern.

rivest266 on September 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

May 22nd, 1953 grand opening ad in photo section

DRIVEIN101 on January 10, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Screen #2 opened July 2, 1980

DRIVEIN101 on April 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm

Grand opening feature was “Bwana Devil” as shown in the photo section. Final night of operation was September 6, 1987 with “Back To The Beach”, “Summer Rental”, “The Living Daylights” and “Spaceballs”

davidcoppock on May 27, 2018 at 4:53 am

Is there a camp called Camp Horne nearby the former Drive-in site?

TomMc11 on May 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm

There was. It was created in 1910 as a private camp for the employees of the Joseph Horne Dry Goods Company. That company went on to become the Hornes Department Store chain. The camp is now Avonworth Community Park.

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