Camp Horne Drive-In

132 Ben Avon Heights Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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Camp Horne Drive-In

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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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DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on May 8, 2007 at 4:28 pm

Opened May 22, 1953. Closed at the end of the 1987 season. When the Parkway North stretch of I-279 opened two years later, the two screens and ticket booth were still standing, visible from the Camp Horne Rd. interchange. All hopes of resurrecting the Camp Horne Drive-In were dashed once Giant Eagle and Home Depot bought the land several years later.

William
William on May 9, 2007 at 5:57 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
edblank on June 4, 2008 at 7:19 pm

One of the drive-ins nearest to Downtown Pittsburgh.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 25, 2009 at 3:12 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.
http://tinyurl.com/ylxs6hj

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 18, 2009 at 7:24 pm

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

rivest266
rivest266 on September 5, 2014 at 4:12 pm

May 22nd, 1953 grand opening ad in photo section

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on January 10, 2018 at 11:11 am

Screen #2 opened July 2, 1980

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on April 19, 2018 at 9:18 am

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”

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