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Shankweiler's Drive-In Theatre

1991 Photo from the John Lewis collection
4540 Shankweiler Rd
Orefield PA 18069
(610) 481-0800

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Record #6944  
 Opened: April 15, 1934
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Shankweiler's Auto Park

Shankweiler's Auto Park opened on April 15, 1934. The first screen was simply a white sheet hung between two telephone poles and sound was provided by a single overhead speaker. At one time, the theater boasted a landing strip which served the drive-in and the Shankweiler Hotel.

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June 1991 photos from the John Lewis collection.

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Last featured 6/17/2003. Last edited 10/11/2014.

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