Auto Drive-In

3063 William Flinn Highway,
Titusville, PA 16354

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Auto Drive-In

The Auto Drive-In was located along Route 8 in Cherrytree Township, PA. It opened June 13, 1950, when the operators were Sam Yakish, and Stearn-Hanna Co-Operative Theatre Services. It ran family friendly fare until the mid-1970’s and then ran more adult oriented material until it closed in the late-1970’s/early-1980’s. It is currently a lumber yard. The screen serves as part of the barrier to Route 8.

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kencmcintyre on December 23, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Here is a view of the screen from

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm

It’s way South of Titusville, just North of Cherrytree, PA. Remove everything from the Google search in the map link, and just try Cherrytree, PA and it gets you there.

Here’s the Auto Drive-In just North of town, Around 3000 block of Hwy 8.

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jwmovies on September 4, 2012 at 8:25 pm

There seems to be some confusion. The drive-in is indeed on Hwy 8 between the towns, but it not in Cherry Tree OR Titusville. Hwy 8 does not run through Cherry Tree, only north and east of it.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on September 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Cherry Tree and Cherrytree are 2 different towns.

dallasmovietheaters on August 19, 2015 at 7:23 am

Opened June 13, 1950 with “12:00 High”

MichaelKilgore on March 29, 2019 at 9:05 am

From the Sept. 10, 1955 issue of Billboard:

“Sam Yakish Jr. has purchased the Auto Drive-In, Titusville, Pa., from Art Kunes.”

MichaelKilgore on February 12, 2022 at 10:58 am

Boxoffice, Oct. 13, 1958: “Sam Yakish, Titusville outdoor exhibitor, who visited (Pittsburgh) Filmrow, said he and Mrs. Yakish will be returning soon to their Bethel Park home for the winter. During the outdoor season they reside in their apartment in the screen tower of their Auto Drive-In.”

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