Chester Pike Drive-In

1915 Chester Pike,
Eddystone, PA 19022

915 cars

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: A.M. Ellis Theaters Co,

Architects: David Supowitz

Functions: Storage

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Chester Pike Drive-In exterior

Located in Eddystone to the southwest of Philadelphia, PA. The Chester Pike Drive-In was opened by A.M. Ellis Theaters Co. chain on May 26, 1949 with Errol Flynn in “The Adventures of Robin Hood”. It had a capacity for 915 cars. There was a fully equipped children’s playground beneath the screen. The combined concession/projection rooms also contained a dance floor. The Chester Pike Drive-In was closed on October 31, 1972 with Raquel Welch in “Kansas City Bomber” & Charlton Heston in “Skyjacked”.

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Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

BobR on March 23, 2006 at 5:05 pm

I believe the drive-in was actually in Ridley Township. It was located on Chester Pike hence the name. Was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a movie and your youth. Great snack bar with french fries that came in a wooden tub. Had live music at times and a small playground for kids. I95 runs through part of it now and there is nothing left but the lovely memories.

miragirl on February 23, 2008 at 5:22 am

I remember going to the Chester Pike Drive-In as a child. We would get there before dark and my sister and I would play in the playground, and we even wore our pjs! It was a different and lovely world.

kencmcintyre on May 21, 2009 at 5:30 am

Here is a March 1970 ad from the Delaware County Daily Times:

jwmovies on September 19, 2012 at 5:48 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2001 Chester Pike, Eddystone, PA. Hwy 95 now runs through where the theatre stood.

NYozoner on January 1, 2017 at 1:59 am

1915 Chester Pike
Eddystone, PA 19022

Address is off by a quarter mile.

dallasmovietheaters on February 19, 2022 at 3:23 pm

The Chester Pike Drive-In was opened by Ellis Theatres on May 26, 1949 with “The Adventures of Robin Hood.”

Mikeoaklandpark on February 19, 2022 at 9:51 pm

If I remember 95 was no where near Chester Pike. Now there was another highway that opened in 1983 The Blue Route which may be what you see

Radioinactive on February 20, 2022 at 12:01 am

95 uses some of the drive-in property, Bullens Lane which is where the drive-in intersection with Chester Pike was, goes under 95 in that area now.

RickB on February 20, 2022 at 1:20 pm

Last ad for this one appears to be October 31, 1972, with “Kansas City Bomber” and “Skyjacked” as the features.

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