Skyline Drive-in

285 Old Youngstown Road,
New Castle, PA 16116

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Skyline Drive-in

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Neat little drive-in across from New Castle Airport. Only about a mile away from the Super Castle Drive-In. The Skyline Drive-In was opened in 1949 and was operated by the Warren family until 1977. It was then taken over by Cinemette Theaters. I’m pretty sure this one made it to the late-1980’s.

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Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on August 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

The Skyline was a pretty bare-bones operation compared to the nicer Super Castle nearby.
The screen tower was on a direct sight line with the New Castle Airport a couple miles away. The revolving searchlight at the airport was a challenge while watching the movies…if you were actually watching the movies :–) I’m confident that I am not alone with my memories of romantic pursuits, which were part of the “right of passage” for teenagers in the 50’s and 60’s at drive-in theatres.

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Nice to see that someone other than just me remembers the Super Castle! It would be great if anyone had a photo of the screen that had the turrets on each side.

Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on August 18, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Orange bug: do you still live in the New Castle area?

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 18, 2010 at 7:47 pm

No, I live down in Pittsburgh, but I still visit New Castle often because I have lots of family there.

femmeshui
femmeshui on February 2, 2011 at 9:37 pm

The address closest to the site of the Drive-In that registers on Google Maps is 285 Old Youngstown Road, Edinburg, PA

Bernies67
Bernies67 on August 29, 2012 at 7:26 am

I’m sad to see that there aren’t more comments here, I was so thrilled to see the listing and fondly remember the drive in as a “HIGH-SCHOOL” FUN SPOT on weekends with friends! I do remember the problematic revolving airport beacon. reading that comment put a smile on my face.Thank you!

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 30, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Riley’s Fun Spot was the place you were refering to. It had a driving range, batting cages, miniture golf, and an ice cream stand. Unfortunately it is now gone too. It was a lot of fun in it’s day. There was even a bowling alley that was right there next to the drive in. That too is gone. It burnt down. Very sorry to see it all go.

BILL EVANS
BILL EVANS on August 30, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I remember the revolving light from the airport too. I always thought it added to the ambiance of the drive in.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Just uploaded an aerial from 1958

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on March 23, 2017 at 12:33 pm

The New Castle News had a story about the Skyline in 2013. It said the Warren family owned it from 1949-77. They “sold the Skyline in 1977 to Cinemette Theaters, which operated it for its final few seasons.”

Much more of course:

http://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/local_news/former-skyline-drive-in-was-an-integral-part-of-parkstown/article_5613fe75-fd45-55a0-ad3e-757d6edcc23e.html

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