Why You’ll Love Your Night at the Evergreen Drive-In

background of fall colors trees - vg guideAre you looking for an original date night idea for your upcoming trip to the Laurel Highlands? Look no more! There’s a spot near Oak Lodge you need to know about. The Evergreen Drive-In is the perfect place to take your sweetheart for a fun, nostalgic experience. Watch a movie from the comfort of your car, eat some popcorn, and let the starry night sky work it’s magic! Read on to learn more about this fun activity and start planning your visit today. We offer a free Vacation Guide to help you organize your trip! Discover our recommendations for local restaurants, events, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and more.

Travel Back in Time at the Evergreen Drive-In!



The Evergreen Drive-In, also known as the Ruthorn Drive-In, opened on June 19, 1947, under the name of its creator, Donald J. Ruth. It was built to entertain the local people and bring the latest Hollywood releases to the Laurel Highlands! Two shows were shown a night, rain or shine, and snacks were offered directly to spectator’s cars. Between 1961 and 1999, the drive-in was purchased twice. Now, it belongs to the Warren family, who have been in the drive-in business for more than 70 years.


General Information

Today, the drive-in still has its timeless charm and screens popular movies. It’s located at 309 Drive-In Lane in Mount Pleasant, PA, just off of route 119 at the Scottdale exit.

Keep in mind that the movie lineup is not finalized until the week before, so make sure to check the drive-in website to see what’s playing during your visit! Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the snack bar is available if you want to stock up before the film starts. Menu items include soda, hot coffee, and tea, as well as fresh hotdogs, hamburgers,and pizza. There’s also fries, nachos, pretzels, donuts, and of course, popcorn!

Note: The drive-in closes during the winter season and reopens in April.


From the Evergreen Drive-In to the Rolling Hills of Oak Lodge

Aerial view of Oak Lodge in the fallAfter your movie night at the Evergreen Drive-In, head back to the relaxing hills around our charming inn. Oak Lodge is a pristine property in the heart of the Laurel Highlands. We offer the relaxing escape you desperately need. Take a break from the stresses of your daily life and let the beauty of nature reinvigorate your mind and body.

Our cabins are perfect for couples who want an exclusive, intimate experience in nature.  Enjoy the rustic-chic atmosphere surrounded by all the modern amenities you need for the perfect weekend, including a whirlpool tub, heated tile floors, a fireplace, TV, and an equipped kitchenette! In the morning, slip into a luxurious, complimentary robe and sip a hot cup of coffee on your screened-in porch. Then, get ready and join us for breakfast in the Jimberg Village. We make our very own maple syrup that gives our homemade pancakes incredible flavor!


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