Dec. 27: Shankweiler’s Drive-In Theatre, Orefield PA

It’s Day 361 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. On another cold, sunny day, it took barely 20 minutes to drive the short distance from Becky’s Drive-In just east of Walnutport PA to Shankweiler’s Drive-In Theatre in Orefield PA. Shankweiler’s is the oldest drive-in still in operation, and it was probably just the second drive-in theater to open, period. Kerry Segrave’s book Drive-In Theaters lists…

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Dec. 26: Becky’s Drive-In, Walnutport PA

It’s Day 360 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey, time to return to Pennsylvania for the final six drive-in visits. On this cold, sunny day, that meant spending a bit under four hours driving from the Southington Drive-In in Southington CT to Becky’s Drive-In just east of Walnutport PA. Becky’s, the legacy of William “Becky” Beck, opened as the Route 45 Drive-In…

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Dec. 22: Laurel Drive-in, Hazleton PA

It’s Day 356 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. On a chilly, overcast day, I was glad it took less than an hour to drive from the Point Drive-In between Northumberland and Mechanicsville PA to the Laurel Drive-in in Hazleton PA. The Laurel was built on the site of the Mount Laurel Race Track, and was so good it opened twice. Its associated…

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