Dec. 31: Haar’s Drive-In Theatre, Dillsburg PA

It’s Day 365 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It took less than a half hour to drive from the Cumberland Drive-In Theatre southeast of Newville PA to Haar’s Drive-In Theatre in Dillsburg PA. The first inkling of the drive-in was in October 1952 when the National Production Authority allocated Vance W. Haar sufficient copper to build his drive-in. At the time,…

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Dec. 30: Cumberland Drive-In Theatre, Newville PA

 It’s Day 364 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. Thanks to some very twisty highways, it took well over an hour to drive the 45 miles from the Midway Drive-In Theater in Mifflintown PA to the Cumberland Drive-In Theatre southeast of Newville PA. The Cumberland has one of the nicest, most thorough Wikipedia pages that I’ve ever seen for a drive-in…

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Dec. 28: Sky-Vu Drive-In Theatre, Gratz PA

 It’s Day 362 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. On an even colder, partly sunny day, my virtual odometer rolled over 40,000 during the hour and a half it took to drive from the historic Shankweiler’s Drive-In Theatre in Orefield PA to the Sky-Vu Drive-In Theatre in Gratz PA. Norman Gasbarro’s Lykens Valley blog has a great history of the Sky-Vu. “In 1949,…

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