TePee Drive-In

Liverpool Road, North of Highway 401,
Pickering, ON

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rivest266
rivest266 on March 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm

November 28th, 1963 grand opening ad as Canada’s first all-weather drive-in in photo section.

dgordon
dgordon on July 10, 2002 at 11:35 am

This drive-in has an interesting past. It was operated by 20th Century theatres, and was located beside Pickering Town Centre. On the other side of Pickering Town Centre, there was another drive-in called the Bay Ridges which was operated by Canadian Odeon. 20th Century took Canadian Odeon to court alleging that the screen for the Bay Ridges was located too close to Hwy 401 by 6 inches! 20th Century won, causing Canadian Odeon to either move the screen for the Bay Ridges or close it. They opted to close it in 1974, leaving the Tepee to operate for years to come.