Awesome Drive-In Fest Returns September 9-10   

May 21, 2011 Once again, this Fall, the Riverside Drive In is presenting two days of authentic drive-in horror films from the 1970s for two days. Both Dr. Phibes films will be screening along with Count Yorga. Here’s the official trailer for the event.

The ultimate trip back in time to the grand old days of drive-in cinema is back! DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER-RAMA is two nights of classic horror and science fiction 35mm prints (including some new prints, and several in Technicolor and Scope) presented at an authentic, hospitable drive-in movie theater. There will be two big shows on two consecutive nights which will start at dusk and go on until really late into the night! This is the fifth year in a row that we are hosting such an event, so we encourage all East Coast (or wherever you are!) drive-in movie fanatics to attend and experience something you'll never forget! What could be better than a weekend getaway topped off with two nights of classic monster movies on the big outdoor screen?

We realize that everything is so expensive these days, but admission is (still) only $10 a person each night! Plus, children 12 and under are free with parent or adult guardian (parental guidance is of course suggested, but this is in case you want to put the little tykes to sleep in the backseat instead of hiring a babysitter). How can you beat that? The Riverside's concession stand is loaded with reasonably priced goodies that patrons continue to rave about, including hot foods, hot and cold drinks, candy, popcorn and much, much more! Their concession stand always gets compliments, and it's one of the things that keeps fans of this event wanting to come back for more.

We guarantee that this will most likely be your only chance to see so many of these type of films on the drive-in screen all in one big weekend, so make plans to attend. You won't be sorry! Where else are you going to see the likes of Vincent Price (Happy 100th Birthday Vinnie!), Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Barbara Steele, Robert Quarry and Cameron Mitchell at a real drive-in theater, all in one weekend? Nowhere else, that's where!

What is being shown and when?

On Friday, September 9, the features will be BLACK SABBATH, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, CASTLE OF BLOOD and ISLAND OF THE DOOMED.

On Saturday, September 10, the features will be THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES, DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN, COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE and I, MONSTER.

Each night we will also present an array of vintage exploitation and monster movies trailers in between the features which we know you will just love! We'll also have cartoons, classic concession stand adverts, and a few surprise short subjects!

Where is the theater?

DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER-RAMA will be held at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre in Vandergrift, PA. For the dates of September 9 and 10, the theater will devote its screen exclusively to these special nights of vintage entertainment. The actual driving location of the theater reads as: Riverside Drive In Theatre, Route 66 N, Vandergrift, PA 15690. If you put that information as your destination on Mapquest, you can easily access directions from your starting location. If you are using a GPS system, put your destination in as 2780 River Road, Vandergrift, PA 15690. The phone number of the theater is 724-568-1250 and their website is

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