Park Drive-In

320 Hogan Boulevard,
Mill Hall,
Lock Haven, PA 17751

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Park Drive-In

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The Park Drive-In was located in Mill Hall, in rural Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. It opened June 3, 1950 and held 300 cars. In the late-1950’s it was owned by Coop. Theatres.

True to the advertisement it was ‘Clinton County’s Largest Movie Screen’ because the only other theatre in town was a small 500 seat Garden Theatre. Admission was 85 cents for adults. Kids in free, and on Wednesday night it was one dollar a car load.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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laf213pa on April 25, 2011 at 8:42 am

The Main St address given is for the Garden Theater building mentioned above. The Park Drive-in was located on the present Lock Haven Assembly of God property, 320 Hogan Blvd. The drive-in was most likely, at the time, a Pennsylvania Ave, Mill Hall address.

capearsall on February 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm

laf213pa is correct. The Park Drive-in was located in Mill Hall just outside of Lock Haven. It had one screen and rows of wired speakers on posts that allowed for a car on either side. There was a concession stand that made wonderful popcorn. Also, in front of the screen, there was a playground with swings, merry-go-round, slides, watches' hat, etc. Carol remembers seeing many family appropriate films there from 1956 or 1957 to the mid-1960s. The family would eat a picnic supper on a blanket next to the car and socialize with other families. Then the children went to the playground until the movie started. Eventually the drive-in closed and later was demolished. The lot was vacant for many years until a local church bought it and built their worship hall there. The only physical remnants of the Park Drive-in are some of the playground units that were placed in a nearby park. Fond memories: that starry sky, the peepers chirping and curling up in a blanket in the backseat, the magic of watching characters on a big screen.

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