Delmar Drive-In

36922 Bi State Boulevard,
Delmar, DE 19940

750 cars

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Delmar Drive-In

The Delmar Drive-In opened April 8, 1950 with Robert Young in “Relentless”. This single screen drive-in had a capacity for 750 cars. The Delmar Drive-In eventually went over to screening adult movies and closed around 1985.

The screen has been demolished the buildings and sign remain.

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JeniMac on January 10, 2006 at 6:34 am

My mom used to go to this drive-in as a teenager. My husband and I are interested in finding out some more information about the land that is still there. If anyone knows who currently owns this land, could you please e-mail me @ (subject: delmar drive-in)?? We have an interest in bringing back the past :) thanks to anyone who can help in advance!


kencmcintyre on September 14, 2007 at 5:40 pm

This was part of the George M. Schwartz Theaters chain in 1981.

kencmcintyre on September 28, 2007 at 7:32 am

Here is a 1976 ad from the Salisbury Daily Times:

kencmcintyre on September 28, 2007 at 7:53 am

Snow White was playing at the Surf Theater.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on January 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

NOT Demolished. Only the screen is gone. It’s pad and mounting flanges are still there. The marquee, double winged ticket booth and booth/concession stand are all intact and Lavender! Ticket booth and concession stand are surprisingly sound, with just a little roof leakage into concessions (to be expected). Within the projection booth still mounted on the wall, a National Theatre Supply Transverter, part # D-100-3. Googles addresses are jacked up. Best I can figure address for this place is 36922 Bi State BLVD, Delmar, DE 19940. If you wanna see it on Google maps, put in the address 37884

TheBurristheater on May 29, 2012 at 3:59 pm

screen is now gone and entrance had on light left to show entrance. Concession and projection room are still there , but have been converted for other business use. Stopped by in March 2012 and property was forsale and vacant.

rivest266 on May 7, 2017 at 9:52 am

This opened on April 8th, 1950. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

50sSNIPES on April 17, 2023 at 1:12 pm

During its final years of operation, the Delmar screened X-rated films.

davidcoppock on April 18, 2023 at 10:04 am

Opened on 8th April with 3 color cartoons and “relentless”.

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