Ridge Pike Drive-In

625 Ridge Pike,
Conshohocken, PA 19428

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Previously operated by: Budco

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Ridge Pike Drive-In

Opened September 3, 1948 with Robert Mitchum in “Persued”. This was a very large drive-in. It had a great entrance. Facing the front from Ridge Pike two very long marquees on the right and left held up by pillars that were lite with ground level flood lights. Between the exit and the entrance was a large structure (a wall with flood lights) from the road it looked like the back of the screen tower, but it housed the the office, work shop, storage. The entrance sat back from the road to stack cars and had a four lanes and two box offices. The field was higher than the entrance and exit drives so head lights would not hit the screen.

It had electric in-car heaters and operated seven days a week year round. It was another Budco Theatre. It was sold out crowds on Saturday nights. The State took some of the land to build the Blue Route and the rest was sold and a office complex sits on the site.

Contributed by raymondgordonsears

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raymondgordonsears on October 10, 2016 at 8:46 am

I operated this and several other drive-ins for Budco Theaters. It was owned by Norris amusement chain from Norristown. They owned several indoor theaters in Norristown. They also owned the Valley Forge D-I in King of Prussia also a large D-I It was sad to see them go!

NYozoner on January 2, 2017 at 8:20 am

Correct address is:

625 Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA 19428

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Drive-In 54 on January 2, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Uploaded the Grand Opening Night Movie Ad for Sept 3, 1948

Turtle45 on July 18, 2017 at 6:52 pm

I remember going with my family on Saturday night my mom would make hamburgers, hot dogs, and snacks & beverages we could all 5 of us go for one car price for two movies

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