US 1 North Drive-In

380 Lincoln Highway,
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

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Previously operated by: Sameric Corporation

Architects: Armand de Cortieux Carroll, Sydney Jelinek

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US 1 North Drive-In

The US 1 North Drive-In was the last drive-in to be built in the area. It opened on December 6, 1968 with Michael Caine in “Deadfall” & Frank Sinatra in “Lady in Cement”. It was a single screen theater, and later converted to 2 screens. It was operated by the Sameric Corporation.

I was a projectionist here for about 3 years during the single screen era, and for a short time into the 2 screen era. I ran “Jaws” 146 times. It was closed in 1986 and demolished in 1991.

Contributed by Mike Moscarello

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

brian j bogansky
brian j bogansky on February 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

if i had the money, i reopen this drive in theater, but keep it as a single screen theater, seeing that’s how the theater was originally laid out as.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 23, 2012 at 5:26 am

Uploaded some Goggle Earth aerial’s.

brian j bogansky
brian j bogansky on May 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm

i know this is a long shot, but does anyone have any articles from the local papers about the closing of this theater? i remember reading something in the bucks county courier times in January 87 edition but that was 25 years ago. any info would be good.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on March 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Just to the north of this Drive-In was the Eric Penn-Jersey Theatre

NYozoner on January 4, 2017 at 10:32 pm

299 US-1 BUS
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in.

jwmovies on January 24, 2019 at 3:26 am

299 Lincoln Hwy. is across the highway from where the theater stood. That address points to 84 Lumber. The drive in next to Queen Anne Creek is across from Peruzzi Collision at 275 Lincoln Hwy. It is in between 260 and 270 (does not map). Most ramps and concession foundation are still visible. FYI.

dallasmovietheaters on April 26, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Conceptualized as a $3 million project, Samuel Shaprio had plans by Armand Carroll and Sydney Jelinek (in photos) that included a 150-room Fairless Hills Motel in which speakers would allow guests to watch the films along with the 1,500 capacity car lot. The projection was slated to be 70mm capable.

davidcoppock on April 26, 2019 at 11:21 pm

Opened on 6/12/1968 with “Deadfall” and “Lady in cement”.

Do on May 5, 2023 at 5:24 pm

I was a DM for Sameric when this reopened in 1986, after closure for several seasons. The reopening night had traffic backed up in both directions on Rte 1. When we went to survey the property before the reopened we saw that at tree had grown right in front of one of the screens. Wild times at this theater.

Kenmore on May 6, 2023 at 6:07 am

A closer address is 380 Lincoln Hwy, Fairless Hills, PA.

Google Maps seems to have shifted the old address about a mile west of the drive-in. This is the address of the Woodcrest Village Apartments which sits right next to the old entrance road.

Today, there is not much left of the drive-in, but you can still see the outline, ramps, entrance/exit roads, and foundation of the concession stand/projection booth.

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