Beltsville Drive-In

10925 Baltimore Avenue,
Beltsville, MD 20705

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Previously operated by: Sidney B. Lust Theaters

Architects: George M. Peterson, Jack K. Vogel

Previous Names: Sidney Lust Drive-In

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Beltsville Drive-In

The Sidney Lust Drive-In was opened on July 10, 1947 with Phillip Dorn in “I’ve Always Loved You” & William Gargan in “Night Editor”. It had a planned capacity for 700 cars, but opened with 1,000 car spaces. Lust sold the drive-in in 1976 and the new owners renamed it the Beltsville Drive-In. The drive-in closed in 1987 and has been demolished.

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Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Beltsvilleboy on January 27, 2005 at 4:53 pm

I grew up in Beltsville. I remember Beltsville Drive in quite well. I had a million chances to take photos of it but never did.

RobertR on June 27, 2005 at 10:41 am

In the late 60’s this was showing X, it may have been soft core?

kicker on May 11, 2007 at 8:15 pm

Yes, I can attest that they showed X rated films in the early 80’s. They would have about 4-5 X rated films back to back.

rivest266 on June 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Grand opening ad from July 10th, 1947 in photo section

swolecat on August 21, 2016 at 5:22 pm

when I was in high school, I worked for a company called James A. Cassidy which was located in an industrial park behind the drive-in. Every so often we would go up on the roof and watch the XXX films. I’m pretty sure that this was before drive-ins began using radio waves to transmit sound, otherwise we could have listened to the cringe-worthy dialog. ‘’‘⌐(ಠ۾ಠ)¬’‘’

br91975 on February 14, 2019 at 9:44 am

A Costco presently stands where the Beltsville Drive-In formerly existed.

davidcoppock on February 15, 2019 at 1:06 am

Opened with “I’ve always loved you” and “Night Editor”.

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