US 1 North Drive-In

299 US-1 BUS,
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

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US 1 North Drive-In

The US 1 North Drive-In was the last drive-in to be built in the area. It opened on December 6, 1968 with Michael Caine in “Deadfall” & Frank Sinatra in “Lady in Cement”. It was a single screen theater, and later converted to 2 screens. It was operated by the Sameric Corporation.

I was a projectionist here for about 3 years during the single screen era, and for a short time into the 2 screen era. I ran “Jaws” 146 times. It was closed in 1986 and demolished in 1991.

Contributed by Mike Moscarello

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on January 17, 2011 at 7:58 am

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

260 US 1

The address 390 Lincoln Highway (US 1) is way off. The new address is as close an address as you can get to the Drive-In. You can see the remains of the Drive-In Southeast of the Red Dot on the Map.

Held 900 cars.

Torn down in 1991 and the screen was used at the Pike in Pennsylvania.

More info and photos are always welcome.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 17, 2011 at 9:45 am

A link to this theater’s image gallery at Drive-ins.com: http://www.drive-ins.com/gallery/patus1n

brian j bogansky
brian j bogansky on February 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

if i had the money, i reopen this drive in theater, but keep it as a single screen theater, seeing that’s how the theater was originally laid out as.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 23, 2012 at 5:26 am

Uploaded some Goggle Earth aerial’s.

brian j bogansky
brian j bogansky on May 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm

i know this is a long shot, but does anyone have any articles from the local papers about the closing of this theater? i remember reading something in the bucks county courier times in January 87 edition but that was 25 years ago. any info would be good.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on March 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Just to the north of this Drive-In was the Eric Penn-Jersey Theatre

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 4, 2017 at 10:32 pm

299 US-1 BUS
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in.

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 24, 2019 at 3:26 am

299 Lincoln Hwy. is across the highway from where the theater stood. That address points to 84 Lumber. The drive in next to Queen Anne Creek is across from Peruzzi Collision at 275 Lincoln Hwy. It is in between 260 and 270 (does not map). Most ramps and concession foundation are still visible. FYI.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on April 26, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Conceptualized as a $3 million project, Samuel Shaprio had plans by Armand Carroll and Sydney Jelinek (in photos) that included a 150-room Fairless Hills Motel in which speakers would allow guests to watch the films along with the 1,500 capacity car lot. The projection was slated to be 70mm capable.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 26, 2019 at 11:21 pm

Opened on 6/12/1968 with “Deadfall” and “Lady in cement”.

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