Cumberland Drive-In

715 Centerville Road,
Newville, PA 17241

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NeonMichael
NeonMichael on December 30, 2017 at 2:52 pm

As The Sentinel of Carlisle PA put it later, 28-year-old Donn Mowery’s indoor Newville Theater was destroyed by fire and he “took the insurance money and built the drive-in on the only road between Carlisle and Shippensburg at the time, Route 11. Because of the prime location, the drive-in prospered.” It’s been in the family ever since, (Donn was still in charge in 2003), and its marquee looks the same as it did when advertising the 1952 movie Bloodhounds of Broadway.

Based on articles in the weekly Newville Valley Times-Star, the Cumberland’s opening night (delayed twice by wet weather) was on August 1, 1952, showing Annie Get Your Gun.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 5, 2014 at 11:40 pm

The Cumberland Drive-In has made the conversion to digital projection.