Peninsula Drive-In

303 Peninsula Drive,
Erie, PA 16505

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Cinema World, Cinemette Corporation of America

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Peninsula Drive-In

Located on Peninsula Drive at the entrance to Presque Isle State Park, directly across from Waldameer Park & Water World (an amusement park). The Peninsula Drive-In opened one of its screens on July 17, 1970. The second screen opened the following week. It was closed in 2001 and was demolished in 2004.

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center (which contains the Big Screen Theatre) now stands on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe, TomMc11

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matthewthecinemaguy on January 11, 2022 at 9:03 am

The theater opened in 1973 and closed down in 2001. The land was used as a Flea Market for a short time afterwards before the theater became abandoned for a few years. It was demolished by 2004 and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center finished construction and opened in 2006.

matthewthecinemaguy on March 20, 2022 at 11:13 am

List of Owners for this theater. Locally Owned 1973-1980 Cinemette Corporation of America 1980-1988 Cinema World 1988-1994 Carmike Cinemas 1994-1995 It was then locally owned again until its closure in 2001

rivest266 on June 12, 2023 at 8:53 am

The Peninsula Drive opened on July 17th, 1970, and its second screen a week later. Grand opening ads posted. One screen had shown adult movies year-round.

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