Rustic Drive-In

Mt. Pleasant Road and Brinkerton Road,
Mount Pleasant, PA 15601

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Rustic Drive-In

The Rustic Drive-In opened with a 350-car capacity by owner Bernard Buchheit on May 29, 1953 with George Montgomery in “The Pathfinder” & Bud Abbott and Lou Costello “In the Navy”. Located south of Greensburg near the small town of Calumet-Norvelt in the Mount Pleasant Township/United section. Closed at the end of the 1985 season; most of the site is now overgrown with trees.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 4, 2011 at 12:08 pm

In 1967 I found it listed as being in Norvelt.

Could use an address or crossroad, more info and photos always welcome.

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on April 4, 2011 at 3:26 pm

This one was near the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Road (SR 2021) and Brinkerton Road.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm

this wasn’t called the Odin Drive-in.I have that listed in my 1956 Motion Picture Alamanac.

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on April 6, 2011 at 5:15 am

There’s a great photo of the Rustic marquee in the book from the Images Of America series: “Norvelt: A New Deal Subsistence Homestead”.

SugarBooger2003
SugarBooger2003 on June 11, 2013 at 7:27 pm

The Rustic Drive-in was located on Mt Pleasant Road just past the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds on the opposite side of the road approximately ¼ mile. There is nothing left on the site.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 4, 2017 at 12:00 am

Mt Pleasant Rd at Brinkerton Rd
Mount Pleasant, PA 15601

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Undated marquee photo added courtesy of Geraldine Dzambo Mizikar.

Danstevens1955
Danstevens1955 on April 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

This place use to show pornos in the 70’s on Saturday nights. Then they stopped only after a few years. I remeber it was a big no no. Those were different times. Gotta love the good old days.

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