Colonial Drive-in

400 Elliot Road,
Pleasant Hills, PA 15025

500 cars

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Architects: Jack K. Vogel

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One of three drive-ins on Route 51, this one in Jefferson Township was opened on May 26, 1950 with Louis Haywood in “Pirates of Capri” & 1-hour of cartoons. It was still open in 1987, and closed at the end of that season.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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rpdgirl on March 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm

I drove by where I remember the Echo being today… there’s an assisted living center there now?

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on April 29, 2009 at 5:13 am

Want to see the marquees from the Colonial Drive-In as well as its northern neighbor South Hills Drive-In?

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WOW! I never thought I would ever see these again! Eventually, somebody out there has a photo of their southern neighbor, the Echo Drive-In. TWO THUMBS-UP-SKIS to the owner of these photos for keeping these drive-ins alive in spirit.

edblank on April 29, 2009 at 6:45 am

Thanks for those, Denny. Miss the marquees, if not the spelling on the Colonial’s.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 11, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Ed, great story on the Colonial Drive in. I guess one good thing about being in the military was you got to visit so many drive-ins from Augusta to up North. I really did not have a lot of memories of our Drive-ins Here, I remember going shopping at the new shoppping center built on the old Bon-Air Drive in.While my Mom Shopped i went straight to the Forest Hills and stood on that big hill watching.
I don’t know why but it always seemed like movies like BARAELLA or MidNIGHT COWBOY was playing. And often I got to watch a good bit.They Could have bben playing THAT DARN CAT and i would have been happy!

wesmang on January 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm

For all of those interested, as of 10/13 the box office is still standing. A little more weathered than in the above pic but miraculously still there. It’s only a matter of time before it’s gone.

TomMc11 on May 18, 2018 at 12:25 pm

July 2017 Google Street view shows that the box office is STILL standing, but it really isn’t in very good shape.

jwmovies on January 19, 2019 at 3:56 pm

According to the marquee shown above, the Colonial was open AFTER 1985. The films listed were released in 1987 and 1986 respectively.

Please update.

rivest266 on March 2, 2021 at 11:42 am

Last season: 1987

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