White Horse Pike Drive-In

310 White Horse Pike,
Lawnside, NJ 08045

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The White Horse Pike Drive-In was opened April 25, 1964. It lasted until the late-1960’s or early-1970’s, then replaced by a shopping center. The center kept the drive-in’s tower, topped by a large white horse, as a landmark.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 4, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I drove past this shopping center many times, but never saw it as a drive-in.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 18, 2013 at 3:04 am

What I’ve heard is the shopping center opened in the late 1960’s with Two Guys Department Store, Rickel Home Center, and Shop Rite Supermarket.

Tine263
Tine263 on February 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

With the help of a flickr find and some advertisements, I was able to find out some information about the WHP drive-in. I posted the info on my drive-in blog (not much, but it’s something!). One big thing is that Sameric Owned/Operated this theater, as assumed.

http://driveinadventures.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/white-horse-pike-drive-in-closed-nj/

minbinder
minbinder on July 24, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Today they took down the white horse. I don’t know if they are restoring it or not. I can’t find any info & am stressing out :(

Tine263
Tine263 on July 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm

@Minbinder … I have been searching for information since last night! I saw a video of it being taken down. The rear legs were not attached so I wonder if they came apart or they separated them first. I took some photos last night of it on the ground, but it was gone today. My blog has the photos (www.driveinadventures.wordpress.com).

RickB
RickB on July 26, 2014 at 8:54 am

Front page lead story in the Courier-Post! The video in the online version includes an artist’s rendering of the drive-in, dated 1963.

minbinder
minbinder on July 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm

We need a FB page to get info….how is it possible no one knew why it was taken down? Create a kickstarter for funding if that’s what is needed to keeping them from scrapping it….rally the ozoners!!!

Tine263
Tine263 on August 28, 2014 at 11:44 am

Hey Everyone – Brief, but still incomplete, update: the horse was taken down due to danger of falling. This information comes from Lawnside itself, but I have been unable to have someone get back to me that owns the site.

Johnny62
Johnny62 on August 28, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Was the horse saved?

rivest266
rivest266 on June 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm

This opened on April 25th, 1964. Its grand opening ad in the photo section.

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