Colonial Drive-In

Forest Drive and Solomons Island Road,
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Previously operated by: Durkee, F.H., Enterprises

Architects: Jack K. Vogel

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Colonial Drive-In

The Colonial Drive-In opened in 1955 with a capacity for 700 cars. Opening day movie was “Pete Kelly’s Blues” starring Jack Webb. The Colonial Drive-In closed around 1967 and has been demolished. This drive-in has been replaced by a shopping center.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 26, 2009 at 1:11 am

An article about the Colonial Drive-In appeared in the February 4, 1956, issue of Boxoffice Magazine. The architect was Jack K. Vogel. It was the first drive-in in Annapolis, and was built for Durkee Enterprises.

ElCartero on July 19, 2009 at 10:26 pm

This page has some nice photos of the drive-in, including the marquee:

TLSLOEWS on June 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Great shot of these two theatres,wonder if 1 manager ran both places since they were right next to each other.

jwmovies on September 22, 2012 at 2:21 am

Now Forest Plaza Shopping Center. Home Depot is where the screen stood. Outback Steakhouse is where the indoor theatre stood.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Durkee Enterprises' Colonial Drive-In was one of over 400 drive-in theaters designed by architect Jack K. Vogel.

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