Tagged with drive-in theater

Another LH Drive-In Theater to be Demolished

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Supervisors in Unity Twp., near Latrobe, Pennsylvania, have approved the demolition of the Hi-Way Drive-In Theater and its replacement by a CVS pharmacy. The outdoor theater is a beloved icon along the Lincoln Highway/U.S. 30. Residents and drive-in fans tried protesting in recent months that the … Continue reading

Drive-in theater future looking grim in Latrobe

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Rumors continue to swirl around the Hi-Way Drive-In Theater along the Lincoln Highway east of Pittsburgh in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The most likely fate is that drugstore chain CVS is buying the land to open a store. Perhaps the only delay now is assuring all permits proceed. … Continue reading

Latrobe drive-in theater safe for now

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO For years, reports have floated that the Hi-Way Drive-In Theater in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was to close and be replaced by development. Most recently, Target has been the retailer of choice, but the drive-in along the Lincoln Highway has made clear it’s stance: posted on the marquee … Continue reading

Lost Landmarks along the Lincoln Highway in PA

I’m still reviewing my Lincoln Highway Companion book maps and so was using Google Maps to check out aerial views of the old stone bridge over Poquessing Creek. If you’re ever northeast of Philadelphia, you must go check it out – a turnpike-era bridge in the woods but within sound of wide boulevards and suburban … Continue reading

Fun at the Twin Hi-Way Drive-In

We spent last night under a rising full moon at the Twin Hi-Way Drive-In, named for the two roads passing by: the Lincoln Highway and Wm. Penn Highway (later US routes 22 & 30). Opened in 1950 in suburban Pittsburgh, the “drive-in capital,” it had closed in 1996 and sat mostly vacant, hosting volleyball tounaments … Continue reading

Diamond anniversary of the drive-in theater

TO-DO THIS WEEKEND: Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the drive-in theater with a visit to a drive-in. Take a chair and sit under the stars, buy some popcorn at the snack bar, stay for both features, and try to figure out why you stopped (or never started) going. Don’t complain that no drive-ins are nearby, … Continue reading