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Pennsylvania was an early riser among the drive-in movie theater states. It was host to America's second drive-in, Shankweiler's Drive-in (opened in April of 1934) which is still open today which gives Pennsylvania the added distinction of being home to the oldest operating drive-in in the United States. Within 10 years of the opening of Shankweiler's Drive-in, another 50 drive-ins opened in the state. And then by the peak of the late 1950's, the state had more than 180 drive-ins in operation. Since then, 85% of them have closed which is lower than the national average of over well over 90%. Today, Pennsylvania still has 27 operating drive-ins making it the 2nd larges state in terms of open drive-ins (New York is #1).

Open Drive-ins

Pioneer Drive-in
Butler
1985 N Main St Ext, PA 16001

The Pioneer Drive-in opened in 1958 as a single screen drive-in. Through the years they added more and more screens and now boast 5. They are open s...more about Pioneer Drive-in
Becky's Drive-in
4548 Lehigh Dr
Berlinsville, PA 18088

Becky's Drive-in is Pennsylvania's second oldest drive-in as it was opened in 1946. Originally it was a single screen drive-in but they added a secon...more about Becky's Drive-in
Moonlight Drive-in
Route 322
Brookville, PA 15825

The Brookville Drive-in was opened in 1952 and continues to operate today. They are open seasonally and have done away with traditional speakers in fa...more about Moonlight Drive-in
Skyview Twin Drive-in
595 South Eighty Eight Road
Carmichaels, PA 15320

The Skyview Drive-in is old of the oldest operating drive-ins around as it was opened in 1946. They have not yet gone digital and are trying to raise...more about Skyview Twin Drive-in
Carrolltown Hi-Way Drive-in
Theatre Rd
Carrolltown, PA 15722

The Carrolltown Hi-Way Drive-in was built as a single screen drive-in in 1951. They have switched to digital projection. Please be aware they accep...more about Carrolltown Hi-Way Drive-in
Super 322 Drive-in
1682 Woodland Bigler Hwy
Clearfield, PA 16881

The Super 322 Drive-in has been operating since 1950 as a single screen theater. They do not accept credit cards so bring plenty of cash for tickets ...more about Super 322 Drive-in
The Comet Drive-in
Route 119 North
Connelsville, PA 15425

Originally a single screen drive-in opened in 1950, The Comet Drive-in closed in 1986. But it returned 7 years later and was re-opened in 1993 and ha...more about The Comet Drive-in
Circle Drive-in
1911 Scranton Carbondale Hwy
Dickson City, PA 18508

The Circle Drive-in's big 100' screen has been in service since 1945 and has been under the same ownership since 1963. Exceptionally well managed and...more about Circle Drive-in
Haar's Drive-in
185 Logan Road
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Haar's is a classic drive-in which has been opened since 1953. They are still maintaining all their traditional car window speakers (all 500 of them)...more about Haar's Drive-in
Sky-Vu Drive-in
813 E Market St
Gratz, PA 17048

The Sky-Vu is a rural drive-in with a single screen on which it shows double features seasonally April thru September. They have been open since 1948...more about Sky-Vu Drive-in
Brownsville Drive-in
6229 National Pike
Grindstone, PA 15442

The Brownsville Drive-in was originally opened as a single screen theater back in 1949. They added a second screen in the 1990's and a third in the 2...more about Brownsville Drive-in
Laurel Drive-in
1024 S Church St
Hazleton, PA 18201

Family owned and operated since opening in 1950, the Laurel Drive-in has been handed down from father to son. They allow pets as long as they are lea...more about Laurel Drive-in
Garden Drive-in
Route 11
Hunlock Creek, PA 18621

Originally a solo screen venue, the Garden Drive-in is now a 2 screen theater showing double features on each screen seasonally April thru October.more about Garden Drive-in
Palace Garden Drive-in
225 Indiana Springs Road
Indiana , PA 15701

The Palace Drive-in has been operating since opening in 1950. It is a single screen theater offering double features seasonally between April and Sep...more about Palace Garden Drive-in
Silver Drive-in
1664 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15904

Opened in 1957, the Silver Drive-in is still operating 1 screen with a 400 car capacity. They operate seasonally and broadcast the movie audio throug...more about Silver Drive-in
Family Drive-in
6627 US-6
Kane, PA 16735

The Family Drive-in has been operating since 1952. They recently upgraded to digital projection and FM sound so they have made the investments need to...more about Family Drive-in
Mahoning Drive-in
635 Seneca Rd
Lehighton, PA 18235

The Mahoning Drive-in has been around since 1948. They have the state's largest screen at 120' wide. They are open seasonally May thru September and...more about Mahoning Drive-in
Midway Drive-in
1380 William Penn Hwy
Mifflintown, PA 17059

The Midway Drive-in has been operating since 1952. It has two screens with a capacity for 500 cars. They operate seasonally from April thru October.more about Midway Drive-in
Pike Drive-in
5798 South Route 15
Montgomery, PA 17752

The Pike Drive-in has been in operation since 1953. They operate seasonally Memorial Day thru Labor Day on the weekends only. Pets are allowed as lo...more about Pike Drive-in
Dependable Drive-in
549 Moon Clinton Road
Moon, PA 15108

The Dependable Drive-in was opened in 1950 as a single screen drive-in. However, they have added additional screens throughout the years and now have...more about Dependable Drive-in
Evergreen Drive-in
309 Drive in Ln
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666

First opened back in 1947 as the Ruth Horne Drive-in, the drive-in was sold to new owners in 1961 and was later renamed the Evergreen Drive-in which i...more about Evergreen Drive-in
Cumberland Drive-in Theatre
715 Centerville Road
Newville, PA 17241

The Cumberland Drive-in is a well maintained solo screen theater operating since 1952. They run seasonally from April thru September. They are one o...more about Cumberland Drive-in Theatre
Riverside Drive-in
Route 66
North Vandergift, PA 15690

The Riverside Drive-in was opened in 1951 and was originally named the Woodland Drive-in. It closed in 1980 but then was revived in 1995 as the Galax...more about Riverside Drive-in
Point Drive-in Theatre
601 Point Township Dr
Northumberland, PA 17857

The Point Drive-in has been operating since 1952. It runs double features on it three screens seasonally from April thru October. In October, they h...more about Point Drive-in Theatre
Shankweiler's Drive-in
4540 Shankweiler Rd
Orefield, PA 18069

Shankweiler's Drive-in is America's oldest operated drive-in. It opened way back in 1934 and at the time was only the second drive-in to open in Amer...more about Shankweiler's Drive-in
Bar Ann Drive-in
1815 Springhill Rd
Portage, PA 15946

The Bar Ann Drive-in opened in 1954 and continues to operate as a single screen theater. They operate seasonally and have switched to digital projecti...more about Bar Ann Drive-in
Sunset Drive-in
808 Route 97
Waterford, PA 16441

The Sunset Drive-in has been around since 1948. They are open seasonally on the weekends only and show double features when open. They also have a l...more about Sunset Drive-in

Permanantly Closed Drive-ins

Kane Road Drive-in
3001 Kane Road
Aliquippa, PA 15001


Columbia Drive-in
4061 Columbia Avenue
Columbia, PA 17512


Corry Drive-in Theatre
11510 Route 6
Corry , PA 16407


Maple Drive-in Theatre
Route 6
Honesdale, PA 18431


Hi-Way Drive-in Theatre
Route 30 & Theatre Street
Latrobe, PA 15650


Harvest Moon Drive-in
7302 Route 220 South Highway
Linden, PA 17744


Motor-Vu Drive-in
Route 93
Nescopeck, PA 18635


Starlite Drive-in Theatre
1100 Benner Pike
State College, PA 16801


Reynolds Drive-in
3706 North Hermitage Road
Transfer, PA 16154


Malden Drive-in
380 Old National Pike Road
West Brownsville, PA 15442


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