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Orefield, PA: Shankweiler's Drive-in For Sale

Posted on Monday, January 22nd, 2018 6:54 PM

The Shankweiler's Drive-in in Orefield, Pennsylvania is up for sale, according to an article published recently on lehighvalleylive.com:

Paul and Susan Geissinger met at the movies, at the former Plaza Theatre where they both worked in the Whitehall Mall, and married in 1973.

Eleven years later, they bought Shankweiler's Drive-In Theatre, billed as the oldest continuously operating drive-in theater in the United States.

As they approach the theater's 85th consecutive season since opening day in 1934, the Geissingers are ready to retire: Shankweiler's and all its equipment are for sale for $1.2 million.

"I think we'd like to sell it as a drive-in, obviously," Paul Geissinger said Thursday. "But if I have to sell the land and the equipment, whatever is the most economically feasible to do, we'll do it.

"I'm tired. I've been working since I was 12 years old and it's time to retire. The business is profitable, it's fun -- for someone who is younger. It's like owning a farm; there's always something to do."

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If you have $1.2 million burning a hole in your pocket, or you have really good credit, head on over to Berkshire Hathaway's listing for the property and check it out!

The good news is that the current owners intend to open the theater again for the 2018 season if there is no buyer. If you enjoy watching movies under the stars, keep an eye on the Showtimes page for the Shankweiler's Drive-in. It will be summer before we know it!

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