The Mahoning Drive-in TheaterLehighton, PA, United States

75th Anniversary Celebration (APRIL SHOWERS / JURASSIC PARK on 35mm)

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Thursday, June 6 2024 6:00 PM 11:30 PM EDT

On Thursday, June 6th, The Mahoning Drive-In Theater invites you to join us for a special 35mm double feature and birthday party celebrating our 75th anniversary of providing cinema under the stars, on National Drive-In Day!

The Mahoning Valley Drive-In  Auto-Theatre began entertaining customers from Lehighton, Pennsylvania and beyond on Friday, April 29th, 1949, with two showtimes of a single feature, the Warner Brothers vaudeville comedy APRIL SHOWERS (1948), starring Jack Carson and Ann Southern, “the heart-happy adventures of a footlight family”. 

At that time the Mahoning screen was a 70-foot square, 750 in-car speakers lined the rows, and bottle warming service was available to parents with babies.  We’re excited to present a rare 35mm print of APRIL SHOWERS, still filling that original 70-foot space on our now 110-foot Cinemascope screen, followed by the original JURASSIC PARK, the first retro title shown in the Mahoning’s current all-retro, all-35mm era 10 years ago, kicking off the second life of this grand old showplace where generations of memories have been made.

Once again, just like on opening night, your car is your own private theatre as we present two film classics that mark milestones in our 75-year history, with special pre-show attractions: including The Salty Sea Circus entertaining families before sundown; State and Local representatives introductions, era specific live dj, raffle prizes and so much more!

..And here's the best part..

For this event we are implementing "RETRO PRICING" with All Tickets at Only $1.

So load up the family and come celebrate your favorite summertime tradition at The Mahoning.

General Ticket: $1 (per person) - General+Extended Pass: $11 (per person)

*extended pass allows you to extend your stay until noon the following day.

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All events are Rain or Shine. No refunds or transfers.