Drive-In Super Monster-Rama September 12-13

posted by GeorgeReis68 on May 20, 2008 at 8:00 am


Ever wish you could go into a time machine and go back to a time when life was much more simple, but far more fun? Well, here it is! DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER-RAMA is two nights of classic horror and science fiction 35mm prints presented at an authentic drive-in movie theater. There will be two big shows on two consecutive nights which will start at dusk and go on until really late into the night! This is the second year in a row that we are hosting such an event, so we encourage all East Coast drive-in movie fanatics to attend and make it another rousing success! What could be better than a weekend getaway topped off with two nights of classic monster movies on the big outdoor screen? We realize that everything is so expensive these days, but admission is only $10 a person each night! Plus, children 12 and under are free with parent or adult guardian. How can you beat that? The Riverside’s concession stand is loaded with reasonably priced goodies, including hot foods, hot and cold drinks, candy, popcorn and much more!

What is being shown and when?

On Friday, September 12, the features will be “Cry of the Banshee”, “Frogs”, George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” and “The Crazies”.

On Saturday, September 13, the features will be “Blacula”, “Return of Count Yorga”, “Dracula vs. Frankenstein” and “Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman”.

Each night we will also present an array of vintage monster movies trailers in between the features which we know you will just love! This year, we might even have a few surprise short subjects!

Where is the theater?

DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER-RAMA will be held at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, PA. For the dates of September 12 and 13, the theater will devote its screen exclusively to these special nights of vintage entertainment. The actual driving location of the theater reads as: Riverside Drive In Theatre, Route 66 N, Vandergrift, PA 15690. If you put that information as your destination on Mapquest, you can easily access directions from your starting location. The phone number of the theater is 724-568-1250 and their website is

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Comments (7)

efriedmann on May 20, 2008 at 8:22 am

Oh man, I would KILL to be part of something like this! Just to see NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD on the screen alone would be worth it!

markp on May 20, 2008 at 7:37 pm

You got that right Love Movies. I remember as a 13 year old my dad running “Frogs” and “Blacula” as a double feature. They were part of those old AIP low budget flicks made by Samual Z. Arkoff. They were cheaply made but boy were they fun to watch.

smoothie on May 21, 2008 at 12:17 am

Are they not showing Roger Corman’s 1963 movie “The Terror”? That’s the one playing at the drive-in featured in the movie “Targets”, Boris Karloff’s last film release almost exactly 40 years ago in America.

Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on May 21, 2008 at 6:10 am

Believe it or not, Sept. 11 is my birthday! What a present this would be! I’ll have to start working on the family….

GeorgeReis68 on May 21, 2008 at 11:19 am

Hope some of you can make it! I promise a good time will be had by all and really it will feel like a trip back in time!

Roloff on May 21, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Man, that is soooooooooooooooooo awesome! I have some nice Drive-in intermission stuff on 35mm (and so does Derek Maxwell who’s been having a hard time to return them to me for the last 4 years!), I hope they were able to dig some up to show inbetween.

GeorgeReis68 on May 21, 2008 at 7:44 pm

Oh yes Roloff, Todd Ament, the owner of the Riverside, has some great classic intermission stuff in 35mm which we show during the program, including the “intermission clock.”

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