764 Twin Drive-In

Theatre Drive,
Duncansville, PA 16635

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764 Twin Drive-In

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Opened by the Blatt Brothers Theater chain on June 9, 1972 with the following films on screen 1: “Corky”, starring Robert Blake, followed by “Going Home” starring Robert Mitchum. On screen 2: “Schizoid”, starring Florinda Bolkan, and “Who Slew Auntie Roo?” starring Shelley Winters. Located on a former stretch of PA 764 (now U.S. 22), 1 mile north of Duncansville, 4 miles south of Altoona. Closed at the end of the 1983 season.

Contributed by Denny Pine

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fourdoorboris
fourdoorboris on March 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Does anyone know specifically where this was located at? Or if any parts of it are still there? Thanks!

rivest266
rivest266 on July 20, 2014 at 1:10 pm

June 9th, 1972 grand opening ad in photo section.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 19, 2014 at 8:35 pm

The address for this drive-in was 619 Hwy 764.

The entrance road is still there. The fields and screens were NW of this. Please update.

356alive
356alive on March 9, 2015 at 10:44 am

I came back from overseas military in early 1972. NO jobs, badass recession, and nobody gave a shit about veterans back then. Fortunately, I found a job building the drive-in in early spring ‘72. Worked with an old buddy of mine from business school (Barry Ickes). Our job was to bury all the speaker lines under the gravel. Pay wasn’t that great, but we were both thankful to have a job at that time!!

NYozoner
NYozoner on December 31, 2016 at 4:08 am

Theater Dr
Duncansville, PA 16635

TomMc11
TomMc11 on June 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

Use the address of Theatre Drive, Duncansville PA. There is a Value Drug adjacent to the site. The last Historic Aerial that shows the drive-ins remnants is 2006.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on November 6, 2017 at 1:45 am

Wow! Awesome story, 356alive and it’s always nice to hear from someone who had such a profound impact on our nation’s cinema history as yourself; having a hand in on building a drive-in back in their original glory days is nothing to laugh at. I wish more people like you would come on this site and tell their own story for posterity. It’s more important than it seems that we all share what facts we personally know, memories we have and/or photographs,memorabilia,artifacts,etc that web own/have access to about about any given theatre. It goes without saying that when someone has left their mark in a theatre’s history such as you have, it’s so very important (not to mention fascinating to us all) that they step forward and identify themselves/their role and share what memories they can.

Last but most certainly not least, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service to our country, 356alive! In 1972, I was not even a twinkle in my parent’s eyes and it’s always been disturbing for me to imagine how very, very different and dreadful our lives (especially my life being a minority wherever I might go on the planet) would be if not for the fact that we have had nearly 250 years of brave, selfless and all-around stellar human beings like yourself who have all sacrificed and risked so much in order to ensure our unmatched standard ifnliving here might continue for future generations as well as our own!

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