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Best Drive-In Movie Theaters In The Pittsburgh Area

June 27, 2014 6:00 AM

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Families looking for a unique summer treat need look no further than a drive-in movie in the comfortable confines of their own vehicle. Pile in the kids and even pets for an adventure on the big, outdoor screen for a nostalgic memory. There are affordable prices to view top-rated films, and that monumental excursion to the snack bar completes a fun-filled evening under the stars. Click on the FM dial and kick back for the best audio experience and enjoy a total drive-in experience.

Twin Hi-Way Drive-In
5588 Steubenville Pike
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
(412) 494-4999
www.twinhiwaydrivein.com

Pack up the family each Friday, Saturday and Sunday to view top-rated films. Check your FM dial to explore a unique audio experience that will make for an enjoyable and comfortable time from the best seats in the house. The drive-in is located near Robinson Mall, and be on the lookout for the colorful brick placard that welcomes patrons from the surrounding Pittsburgh region. Prices are easy on the budget and a carload will surely get a bang for the buck. There are two screens to watch your favorite movies and actors, and don’t forget to stop at the diversified concession stand that will be a welcoming break from the screen action.

Dependable Drive-In
549 Moon Clinton Road
Moon Township, PA 15108
(412) 264-7011
www.dependabledrivein.com

Just as its name implies, the Dependable Drive-In will be an accountable entertainment bonanza on four screens on every evening throughout the season. Viewers will find something that is interesting from the varied movie selections. There are options for a rewarding experience with Dependable Dollars, gift cards and special programs to redeem ways to save money for each carload. Be sure to call ahead or sign up for a newsletter to check for times, prices and money-saving programs. You don’t have to take a rocket ship to the moon, but a jaunt to Moon Twp. will get you to the drive-in on time for the movies. Add some popcorn, drinks and candy treats for a fun-filled time.

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Comet Drive-In
U.S. Highway 119
Connellsville, PA 15425
(724) 628-6160
www.cometdrivein.com

Drive-ins have that feel of nostalgia and the smell of popcorn and treats from the concession stand, but the Comet Drive-In has moved on with digital projection. Add the FM dial for true stereo sound and you have the perfect match for a wonderful evening. Presently, the drive-in is operating on weekends. There are first class movies that will interest all age groups and the screen resolution may just keep you coming back again. The concession stand offers some tasty delights, and the special preparations will make the intermission a worthwhile visit.

Riverside Drive-In
2780 River Road
North Vandergrift, PA 15690
(724) 568-1250
www.riversidedrivein.com

If you’re looking for a peaceful drive throughout the Pittsburgh region on a summer evening, then Riverside Drive-In may be a great choice. The drive-in has been operating for many years and has stood the test of time and technology to offer quality movies. Even though the movies are promoted for weekends, there are special events and tributes throughout the season to make for a valid traveling experience. Try the snack bar for pizza, popcorn and all of the sides that will please any car load.

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Evergreen Drive-In
309 Drive-In Lane
Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666
(724) 547-4747
www.evergreendrivein.com

What could be better than a weekend jaunt to the Laurel Highlands to take a peek at first-run movies with the newest in technology for Evergreen Drive-In? The drive-in is heaped with experience and has provided entertainment for many years and that makes for a pleasurable time to share with family and friends. Make sure to keep the credit cards in safe keeping as the prices reflect a cash-only policy. There is ample space to enjoy the movies on all of the screens, and the price includes two movies, which allows enough time to head for the concession stand to try sandwiches, pizza, drinks and an assorted menu of snacks.

Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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