Del-Air Drive-In

U.S. 113,
Dagsboro, DE 19939

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The Del-Air Drive-In was operating by 1955. It was owned by Independent Theaters Service in the early-1960’s.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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rivest266 on September 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

This was on US 113 south of town

riverrox on July 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I live on on the property next to where the Del-Air Drive-In was originally locted and would love to have a picture of this drive in. Any information or pictures is greatly appreciated.

jwmovies on September 26, 2012 at 1:07 am

Approx. location for this drive-in was Dupont Blvd. and Quarter Mile Rd. The theatre was just SE of this location.

MichaelKilgore on November 11, 2019 at 10:58 pm

From the June 19, 1954 issue of Billboard: “In Dagsboro, Del., Alfred W. Goodyear, owner of the Dagsboro Drive-In, was held under $500 bail on each of two charges of exhibiting indecent pictures. State police said they visited the drive-in after receiving complaints about the show. After looking for a time at what they termed burlesque-style motion pictures, they stopped the show and confiscated the film. Goodyear was arraigned in Sussex County Court and held for further hearing.”

Kenmore on November 11, 2019 at 11:33 pm

It appears this drive-in did not last long. A 1954 aerial shows it intact, but a 1963 aerial shows the screen down and the ramps starting to fade. Although the concession stand/projection booth is still in place.

By 1981, the concession stand/projection booth is gone along with all traces of the drive-in. Today, it is an empty field with no indication that a drive-in ever existed on the site.

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