Hill-Top Drive-In

Chicora Road and Sullivan Road,
Butler, PA 16001

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Located on Lick Hill (Route 68), Summit Township/Oakland Township to the north of East Butler. The Hill-Top Drive-In was opened June 26, 1952 with Esther Williams in “Texas Carnival” & Randolph Scott in “China Sky” It was operated by Howard H. Smith, R.N. Trautman and Louis Hanna of Hanna Theatre Services, Pittsburgh. By 1955 it was operated by R.N. Trautman.

The Hill-Top Drive-In had closed by the mid-1960’s.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Kenmore
Kenmore on April 21, 2018 at 3:36 pm

A closer address (at least for Google) is Chicora Road and Sullivan Road, Butler, PA. This address is close to the entrance road, which is on the south side and leads to the remains on the drive-in on Lick Hill.

The drive-in is overgrown, but still intact with the screen, concession stand/projection booth, and ramps still in place.

https://tinyurl.com/y7quus9y

TomMc11
TomMc11 on May 21, 2018 at 11:31 am

Wow, this one was quite the secluded ozoner. Pretty much nothing visible from the road due to A) It’s on a hilltop, thus the name, and B) Forest!

TomMc11
TomMc11 on May 21, 2018 at 11:34 am

http://drive-ins.com/gallery/pathil2/hilltop-drive-in-theater-butler-pa for pictures.

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