The Reading Drive-in Theatre

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 amenities cost $200k. In 2020 that would equate to about $2.15 million. It… Read Full Article

The Fairgrounds Square Mall

Fairgrounds Square Mall

The Fairgrounds Square Mall was built on the site of the old Reading Fairgrounds

The Fairgrounds Square Mall

The Mall opened in October 1980

The Mall’s opening ribbon-cutting ceremony happening on October 20th 1980, on the first day of the 125th Reading Fair which was held on its premises.

A New Shopping Mall was opened in Berks County on Monday. It’s called the Fairgrounds Square Mall and is located in Muhlenberg Township where the former Reading Fairground was located.

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