Super 71 Drive-In

845 Rostraver Road,
Belle Vernon, PA 15012

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Super 71 Drive-In

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Opened June 22, 1948. One screen had a capacity for 700 cars, the other for 600 cars. Closed at the end of the 1995 season. Located on PA 201 (formerly PA 71), just off I-70 at the Belle Vernon exit. A Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and shopping center now occupies the former drive-in site.

Contributed by Denny Pine

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William
William on May 9, 2007 at 5:59 am

The car capacity for the Super 71 Drive-In was 700 cars.

sharkbamford
sharkbamford on December 7, 2007 at 8:28 am

I remember in the mid-1970’s, they were planning on building a dome over the whole lot!

jwmovies
jwmovies on December 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 845 Rostraver Road.

Papa Screen now Walmart! Baby Screen now McDonald’s! UGH!!! WHY?

TomMc11
TomMc11 on June 2, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Rather odd, the aerial from 1952 shows 1 screen, the aerial from 1969 shows two, and the aerial from 1993, when it was still open apparently, shows only one screen again and the spot where the second was had been developed already.

RD
RD on April 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm

I worked at a competitor of the Super 71, The Hilltop Drive In. The Super 71 always got the best pictures, as they were able to make big money for the film companies. As with most Drive Inns, the part year and the value of the land made operating the drives ins a losing proposition. The Belle Vernon and the Charleroi, Monessen, Donora, and Monongahela areas are underserved, as there is no indoor multiplex’s close by. The drive ins that are still running, find it hare to exist as the cost of going Digital was a pretty big expense, but you had to bit the bullet, or go out of business.

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