White Horse Pike Drive-In

310 White Horse Pike,
Lawnside, NJ 08045

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Previously operated by: Sameric Corporation

Architects: Sydney Jelinek

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The White Horse Pike Drive-In was opened April 25, 1964. It lasted until the late-1960’s or early-1970’s, then replaced by a shopping center. The center kept the drive-in’s tower, topped by a large white horse, as a landmark.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 18, 2013 at 12:04 am

What I’ve heard is the shopping center opened in the late 1960’s with Two Guys Department Store, Rickel Home Center, and Shop Rite Supermarket.

Tine263 on February 21, 2014 at 3:05 pm

With the help of a flickr find and some advertisements, I was able to find out some information about the WHP drive-in. I posted the info on my drive-in blog (not much, but it’s something!). One big thing is that Sameric Owned/Operated this theater, as assumed.


minbinder on July 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Today they took down the white horse. I don’t know if they are restoring it or not. I can’t find any info & am stressing out :(

Tine263 on July 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm

@Minbinder … I have been searching for information since last night! I saw a video of it being taken down. The rear legs were not attached so I wonder if they came apart or they separated them first. I took some photos last night of it on the ground, but it was gone today. My blog has the photos (www.driveinadventures.wordpress.com).

RickB on July 26, 2014 at 5:54 am

Front page lead story in the Courier-Post! The video in the online version includes an artist’s rendering of the drive-in, dated 1963.

minbinder on July 26, 2014 at 10:09 am

We need a FB page to get info….how is it possible no one knew why it was taken down? Create a kickstarter for funding if that’s what is needed to keeping them from scrapping it….rally the ozoners!!!

Tine263 on August 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

Hey Everyone – Brief, but still incomplete, update: the horse was taken down due to danger of falling. This information comes from Lawnside itself, but I have been unable to have someone get back to me that owns the site.

Johnny62 on August 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Was the horse saved?

rivest266 on June 18, 2016 at 1:29 pm

This opened on April 25th, 1964. Its grand opening ad in the photo section.

davidcoppock on June 21, 2019 at 6:54 am

Opened with “Captain Newman” and “The Wheeler dealers”.

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