Altoona Drive-In

415 Orchard Avenue,
Altoona, PA 16601

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Altoona Drive-In

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Opened by the Blatt Brothers Theatre Corporation on April 23, 1948 with the film “Return Of Monte Cristo”, starring Louis Hayward. Located on Plank Road (formerly PA 36, now Business U.S. 220) at Orchard Avenue. Closed after the 1984 season. A shopping center and some restaurants now occupy the former drive-in site.

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rivest266
rivest266 on July 20, 2014 at 9:21 am

April 23rd, 1948 grand opening ad in photo section.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 27, 2014 at 11:52 pm

This drive-in was located at 415 Orchard Ave.

Now Big Lots. Please update.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 28, 2014 at 6:51 am

I believe the drive-in was where the Walgreens is now.

NeonMichael
NeonMichael on October 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

According to the history of the Silver Lake Drive-In in Perry NY, Jake Stefanon opened the Altoona when he was with the Blatt Brothers, a Pittsburgh-based theater chain. The Motion Picture Almanacs listed the Blatt Brothers as the owners from at least its 1952-82 editions.

The 1984-88 editions of the MPA listed the owner as simply Manos.

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