Bucks County Drive-In

401 Easton Road,
Warrington, PA 18976

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MichaelKilgore on April 3, 2019 at 8:55 am

An Associated Press story datelined Doylestown, Pa., Feb. 26, 1956, said that the Bucks County screen toppled “last night” during a storm. What made it wire-worthy: The (canceled) movie that night was The Rains of Ranchipur. “Theater Manager Edward Holkey estimated damage at $12,000.”

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on April 18, 2018 at 11:34 am

Grand opening of the Bucks County Drive-In was July 21, 1954 with “Knights Of The Round Table”. Final night of operation was November 13, 1998 with “Grease” and “Wayne’s World”

Mikeoaklandpark on September 21, 2011 at 10:05 am

Crazy Bob what about the old Starlight drive in off trhe BHP or the BHP Deive in on Route 30. I lveo Sally Starr.

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Some day I want to build the STARR*VUE drive-In near the Delaware River, in South Jersey, as a tribute the Sally Starr (she’s 88). We’ve already been talking to realtors. Land is a little cheaper right now, but financing is practically non-existent!

zeppelin371 on June 21, 2011 at 7:28 am

I worked at the Drive in from about 85 to 88. Fun times, worked with some great people. Lots of fond memories. I was really mad when they closed it down. I didn’t shop at stores there for a long time. I wish there was another drive-in in the area, it would be nice to be able to take my kids, like my parents did with me.

raymondgordonsears on March 16, 2011 at 10:56 am

I’m thinking of bring back the Bucks County D-I for ONE night. I operate a compny the supplies inflatable movie screens. For one night ONLY on the Lowes parking lot (the spot the orig screen sat) putting up my screen w/ FM sound. What do you think? It would take some work and approal from Lowes (good luck with that) and the Twp.If you are interested in helping contact me:
Can this work, only with help. Can not do it alone. Ray

blkdog on June 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm

wayneb: I own an ice cream place in the valley square mall called maggie moo’s…stop in and say hi!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2010 at 2:24 pm

This Philly area Drive-in parked 750 cars and was owned by Claude Schlanger as mentioned above in 1956.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 20, 2010 at 11:47 am

Google Earth still shows the Drive-In in 1992 imagery, but it’s one big graded lot in their 1998 imagery. The twin configuration was the lots side by side, the screens were in a side by side configuration, but angled slightly outward from each other. Concession looks to be between the 2 lots.

blkdog on January 20, 2010 at 10:34 am

You can still see some of the car speaker polls in the grassy field there from Rt 611.

wayneb on January 2, 2007 at 1:24 pm

I worked at the Bucks County Drive-in from 1966-1969. It was a great place to work as a teenager. Oh the memories. It was owned by a company named Budco Quality Theaters, Claude Schlanger. I still reside in good ol' Warrington. Just think, if someone opened a drive-in in this area, they would be a millionare.

LedZep2147 on August 31, 2005 at 7:32 am

Was a great drive-in, as mentioned above the last one in the Philadelphia area. 2 screens, great food and always showed first-run movies. The place was packed on the weekends, you couldn’t fit another person in that place with a shoehorn sometimes. The owner’s of the drive-in were forced out when Target bought the land from the owners. I still refuse to shop at Target because of that, but the owner’s did open another drive-in in the Lancaster area, sadly that one was also bought by developers and will become a strip mall.

I hate developers as much as lawyers.

raymondgordonsears on March 24, 2005 at 5:00 am

This was the first D-I in the Phila. area to install IN-CAR Air conditioning. That’s right “AIR”. The unit sat on the cement tear that held the speaker pole. A flexible hose (like the type used for your dryer) went between the unit and the car window. The unit worked great, the problem was with the hose (damaged or stolen). rg

Mikeoaklandpark on March 7, 2005 at 11:29 am

This was the last drive in theater left in the Phila area.