Edmondson Drive-In

6000 Baltimore National Pike,
Catonsville, MD 21228

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The Edmondson Drive-In opened in May of 1954 and closed in 1991. It had a capacity for 950 cars.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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dionysoscub
dionysoscub on August 2, 2008 at 5:44 pm

Great drive-in that will be dearly missed. In addition to being a landmark (although not one the officials opted to save), it was also the sight for a scene from the Barry Levinson film, “Tin Men”. The drive-in was torn down in the ‘90s to make way for a Home Depot.

randytheicon
randytheicon on June 13, 2009 at 7:53 pm

The Edmondson D/I also made a cameo in John Waters' “Polyester,” showing an art-film festival to customers in formal attire. It was adjacent to the old Westview Cinemas, and (I think) run by the same people.

As the sign in Ken’s first picture indicates, the lot was also used as a commuter terminal for Maryland MTA buses (the #12-W, and later the #150).

elkridgecinemas
elkridgecinemas on April 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm

the final films shown at the drive int theatre were a free admission weekend (ghost)(the naked gun 2)&(pet semetary) the drive in theatre was allways busy over the weekends with its overflowing lot of vendors at its famous flea markets. you had to arrive at 1am as the movies were ending to wait all night to get a good space to sell at the drive in on sundays. the flea market for years kept the drive in theatre from being closed with its record crowds that would cause traffic delays on the main road.

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