Category: The Drive-In

  • A 100 Year Review of Berks – Happy New Year 2020!

    Happy New Year Berks County! Not only is it a new year but also the beginning of a new decade. As we leave behind the 2010s, let’s look back on the beginning of the last 10 decades, and some of the events that we experienced together as a community during them. The past is important…

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  • 222 Drive-In Theatre

    222 Drive-In Theatre

    The 222 Drive-In Theatre was located on Route 222 in Fleetwood, specifically at 8832 Allentown Pike. It was opened in 1975 and closed in 1996, and had a capacity for 300 cars. Today, the property is occupied by Garage Strength. The last operator of the 222 Drive In was Anstadt and Wolfe Theatres (Paul Angstadt and…

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  • On this Day April 10th

    Above the fold in the April 10th 1976 Reading Eagle In the theatres Burglary at the Reading Public Museum 

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  • Reading Drive-In Theatre

    The Reading Drive-in Theatre

     The Reading Drive-In Theatre opened on August 26, 1949. It cost 65 cents to per adult to watch “Perils of Pauline” on opening night. The Reading Drive-In was located on the 5th Street several miles north of Reading in Temple, Pa. The opening day newspaper ad boasted that the cost to build the entire outdoor theatre and…

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  • Sinking Spring Drive-In Theatre

    The Sinking Spring Drive-In

    The Sinking Spring Drive-In was opened on August 3rd, 1955. It was considered a first-class operation at the time of it’s opening. Those driving east on Route 422 from Wernersville could see the screen from nearly a half a mile away. Shortly after it’s opening, it was bought by Fox Theatres of Reading, PA, whom also operated…

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