The Hilltop was built some time in the early 1950's by H & E Balaban Corporation. It has a large single screen and can handle approximately 600 cars. In the late summer of 1959 two exploitation veterans purchased the Hilltop.
David Friedman and Irwin Joseph were co-owners of Modern Film Distributors. The company was a conglomeration of several of the larger exploitation, or sexploitation, distributors. Surprisingly, the Hilltop never ran any of their films. Irwin Joseph said that the Hilltop was a "high class drive-in".
At some point Modern Film sold the Hilltop to L & M Management. Without warning the Hilltop Drive-In closed in the middle of the 2001 season.