Hi-Way Drive-In

Route 30 & Theatre Street,
Latrobe, PA 15650

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Hi-Way Drive-In

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The Hi-Way Drive-In was opened in 1950. It was closed in the fall of 2010 and was demolished in summer of 2011.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Double check, it parked 400 cars and was a Hanna Theatre Service Drive-in.

jwmovies on October 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

It looks like the ramps are still there.

dixonwh on September 21, 2013 at 8:21 am

Demolished to make way for a CVS Pharmacy.

DavidZornig on October 6, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Photo and copy added, courtesy of Gloria R. Nash.

NeonMichael on December 5, 2017 at 9:18 am

From TribLive.com, June 9, 2011, “Nearly three months after the plan was proposed, Unity supervisors on Wednesday gave developers the go-ahead to demolish the landmark Hi-Way Drive-In along Route 30 to make way for a CVS pharmacy. …

“Lee and Kathy Zimmerman, who operated the 730-car drive-in until its final showing last fall also operated a popular flea market at the location every Sunday, … The drive-in was owned by Latrobe-based Dill Construction Co. and leased on a year-to-year basis by the Zimmermans.

“In May, P. Richard Ridilla, owner of the drive-in and the property it has sat on since 1950, wrote a letter to township officials indicating … that the Zimmermans said the drive-in and flea market have not been profitable for some time.”

RD on February 5, 2018 at 5:43 pm

Manos Enterprises, ran the Hi Way under lease from Dills in the early 70s until the company retired from the Theatre Business in November 1993 with a Sale to Carmike Cinemas. The Hi-Way was not a part of this sale. Flea Markets were started by Manos and their Manager Jay Frankenberry Jr. The Riddelas and Ferraris kept the valuable land as a theatre as many family homes were located at the real of the drive IN.

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