Starlite Drive-In

546 Starlite Road,
Lemont Furnace,
Uniontown, PA 15456

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Previously operated by: Manos Amusement Inc.

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Starlite Drive-In

Opened on April 22, 1948 with the John Wayne film “Angel and the Badman”. Located on Old U.S. 119, in the unincorporated town of Lemont Furnace, 1 mile northeast of Uniontown. Closed in 1984.

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jwmovies on December 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was behind 1184 Connellsville Street.

The drive-in itself was on State Rte. 1055 (Now Starlite Rd.) just east of Connellsville.

RD on October 21, 2017 at 5:03 am

As a teenage my family moved into a house at the rear of the Starlite. We used to walk over to the playground during the day, and sneak into a field at the rear of the drive in at night to watch movies. Upon discharge from the navy in, I became Manager of the Starlite for Manos Enterprises, of Greensburg. I worked the Starlite over the next 6 years at various times summer and winter. My sister was a cashier from 1965 to 68, and my youngest sister also was concession manager. Many fond memories as the Starlite was the start of a 34 year career as a Theatre Manager.

RD on May 6, 2018 at 1:57 am

I believe the Starlite was build by George Laskey. As A child when we would drive from Uniontown to the Starlite, it was exciting to see the back of the screen Tower from quite a distance, as it was lit up with flashing neon. Wow, we are going to the movies. Laskey’s sold the Starlite to Manos Enterprises of Greensburg, PA witch operated the downtown Uniontown State and Manos Theatres. They also Bought the Comet Drive IN, at Connellsville, PA which is still in operation today.

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