Camp Horne Drive-In

132 Ben Avon Heights Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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jwmovies on January 14, 2023 at 12:19 pm

A few items to correct:

1) The second was up before 1980. Aerials as early as 1973 show 2 acreens.

2) The entrance and 2nd screen is now Giant Eagle. The original screen is now Home Depot.

Please update.

TomMc11 on May 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm

There was. It was created in 1910 as a private camp for the employees of the Joseph Horne Dry Goods Company. That company went on to become the Hornes Department Store chain. The camp is now Avonworth Community Park.

davidcoppock on May 27, 2018 at 4:53 am

Is there a camp called Camp Horne nearby the former Drive-in site?

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on April 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm

Grand opening feature was “Bwana Devil” as shown in the photo section. Final night of operation was September 6, 1987 with “Back To The Beach”, “Summer Rental”, “The Living Daylights” and “Spaceballs”

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on January 10, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Screen #2 opened July 2, 1980

rivest266 on September 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

May 22nd, 1953 grand opening ad in photo section

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 18, 2009 at 10:24 pm

My 1956 ALMANAC shows 600 cars and was owned by Associated Drive-in : E. Stern.

kencmcintyre on November 25, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Here is a 1957 aerial photo. I used 132 Ben Avon Heights Road to find the drive-in. That is the address of the Giant Eagle market that replaced the theater.

edblank on June 4, 2008 at 10:19 pm

One of the drive-ins nearest to Downtown Pittsburgh.

William on May 9, 2007 at 8:57 am

When it opened the car capacity as a single drive-in was between 500-600 cars. International Motion Picture Almanac states 600 cars.

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on May 8, 2007 at 7:28 pm

Opened May 22, 1953. Closed at the end of the 1987 season. When the Parkway North stretch of I-279 opened two years later, the two screens and ticket booth were still standing, visible from the Camp Horne Rd. interchange. All hopes of resurrecting the Camp Horne Drive-In were dashed once Giant Eagle and Home Depot bought the land several years later.