Ranalli's Drive-In

PA 8 at Theatre Drive,
Gibsonia, PA 15044

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Drive-In 54 on February 6, 2014 at 5:41 am

@DRIVEIN101 Thanks for information, I missed that when I uploaded the early aerial. So I posted the 1967 aerial also. I wonder why they moved it? Because of the setting sun?

DRIVEIN101 on February 6, 2014 at 5:22 am

Historic Aerials shows that Ranalli’s had TWO different sites. The original drive-in was located at the Kohl’s end of Richland Mall at Richland and Wal-mart Drives, facing south. At some point between 1956 and 1959, this was replaced with a much larger drive-in, facing west and built just north of the original at Wal-mart and Krebs Drives where Wal-Mart now stands. Both sites (with the screen having been transferred from the old site to the new) can been seen in the 1959 aerial; the 1969 aerial shows the original site grown over, barely recognizable.

jwmovies on November 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 5413 William Flynn Highway, Richland, PA 15044.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm

In 1956 it parked 400 cars and was owned by HANNA THEATRE Service.

rivest266 on March 14, 2009 at 9:27 am

The first directory ad is at View link
No grand opening ad.