Family Drive-In

3150 Leechburg Road,
New Kensington, PA 15068

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Family Drive-In

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Opened May 20, 1948. Architect was Robert F. Beatty. Capacity was 750 cars.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on October 13, 2007 at 10:36 am

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 10:48 am

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

edblank
edblank on March 26, 2009 at 12:45 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 5:43 pm

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

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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

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