Family Drive-In

New Kensington, PA

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Opened in 1948. Architect was Robert F. Beatty. Capacity was 750 cars.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on October 13, 2007 at 1:36 pm

Just obtained some information from a community library near the area where this drive-in was. Opening date of the Family D-I was May 20, 1948. Located four miles east of New Kensington on Leechburg Rd./former PA 56. I believe the Family closed in the early 70’s (will try to confirm the actual date soon). Today, the drive-in (½ mile off the current PA 56 route) is occupied by abandoned buildings that housed Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 13, 2007 at 1:48 pm

It was still open in 1970, according to the IMPA of that year. Operator was Associated Theaters.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 29, 2008 at 7:39 pm

Car capacity in 1975 was 400.

edblank
edblank on March 26, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Sorrell Naft, who had operated this drive-in in its final several seasons, passed away within the past few months.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 26, 2009 at 8:43 pm

THE FAMILY DRIVE IN HAD IN 1956 PARKING FOR 400 CARS AND WAS OWNED BY HANNA THEATRE SERVICE.

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 30, 2012 at 1:29 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3150 Leechburg Road.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater