Lincoln Drive-In

2707 Roosevelt Boulevard,
Trevose, PA 19053

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Architects: Leon M. Einhorn

Styles: Art Deco

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Lincoln Drive-In

The Lincoln Drive-In was located on Route 1 (Lincoln Highway) in Trevose, PA. It was opened on April 2, 1948 by Fabian-Hellman Theatres and could accommodate 1,000 cars. The opening program was Michael O'Shea in “Jack London” & Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in “Buck Privates”.

In 1979 it began screening adult movies. It was closed on September 15, 1984 and was demolished for an office park.

Contributed by Robert Batchelor

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Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Loved the ad. It looks like an early Budco Theatres ad.

calcynic on October 17, 2010 at 11:13 am

Seems like I grew up on the Lincoln Drive In lot. I hail from Somerton, about 2 mi. from the theater. My most memorable experience was a 1968 date with my future wife. We went to a $1.00 a carload dawn to dusk horror fest. The first couple movies were horrible and we were “comfortably numb” when Night of the Living Dead came on. That woke us up…fast! There was a full moon framing the ever creepy Max Security bldg and some out-buildings of Byberry Mental Hospital. Lethal combination…I did 70 MPH down Roosevelt Blvd til I cleared Byberry Rd. NOLD is still my favorite movie.

rivest266 on October 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm

This opened on April 2nd, 1948. ad posted on this page.

Mikeoaklandpark on October 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm

In the early 80’s it was still open showing porn double features.

TheALAN on July 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm

As a child, I remember going to the Lincoln with my parents. Later with my friends for a $1.00 a carload. (The ‘Blue Light’ cabins were next door).

TheALAN on January 10, 2016 at 2:06 pm

The Lincoln Drive-In Theatre was located at 2407 Lincoln Hwy., Trevose, PA. Today, it is part of The Neshaminy Interplex Business Center. In fact, the entrance to the Interplex is approximately where the entrance was for the drive-in. 2707 Roosevelt Blvd./Lincoln Hwy. would put the drive-in somewhere in Roosevelt Memorial Park — a cemetery. Sorry calcync, I think you fell asleep. The “Night of the Living Dead” ended!

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on January 10, 2016 at 2:26 pm

The address on the header is the correct one. Look at the grand opening ad. It says Rt. 1…. Rt.1,Roosevelt Blvd, Lincoln Hwy are all the same road. If you using goggle maps they are off sometimes.

calcynic on September 2, 2019 at 2:06 am

TheALAN…What are you talking about? I was there, then, when I said I was. I don’t know the address, but I didn’t need to, as I was a weekly visitor. I fell asleep??? Whaaa?

davidcoppock on September 2, 2019 at 8:04 am

Opened with “Jack London” and “Buck Privates”.

50sSNIPES on June 11, 2023 at 6:29 pm

The Lincoln flipped its format from mainstream to adult films in 1979. The Lincoln closed for the final time on September 15, 1984.

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