Hager Drive-In

20145 Leitersburg Pike,
Hagerstown, MD 21742

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Hager Drive-In

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The Hager Drive-In opened July 23, 1966, replacing an earlier Hager Drive-In in Williamsport, which had closed in 1964. The new Hager Drive-In was larger with a capacity for 804 cars. This drive-in closed in 1986.

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BigK01 on February 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm

The 10 plex currently on the site is open, but it and the land that the former drive in are on is up for auction. The drive in has sat untouched for awhile. A former management group started work on it but left soon after. The field is very over grown, the old projection/ concession stand is in ruins, and I have no clue were the screen used to be. The gates are just brick and steel. I will try to get some pictures soon.

dakota9931 on June 1, 2009 at 6:46 pm

So sad, we just found it on line today, old listing on loopnet.
Would of been interested in the entire package. Did they ever sell the drive-in part, is there a listing anywhere for it. Who would we contact?
Southern Lights entertainemnt

dakota9931 on June 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm

oops sry spelling been a busy day
Southern Lights Entertainment

jwmovies on October 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm

As of this posting, the indoor as reopened with 10 screens and the drive-in is closed.

dallasmovietheaters on July 21, 2015 at 4:01 am

The original Hager Drive-In opened on June 29, 1949 with spaces for 400 cars. Located on Highway 11 4.5 miles south of Hagerstown in Williamsport, MD. The original Hager was Washington County‚Äôs second drive-in theatre along with the Hiway Open Air Drive-In Theatre. It generally was open from March to the end of October closing for the season right around Halloween. The Hager concluded a 15-year lease closing October 25, 1964 with an Elvis triple feature of “Follow the Dream,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Kid Galahad.” A good way to close out the season and, as it would turn out, the run of the original Hager D-I.

The sale of the land for $75,000 was finalized in late February of 1965 and a new spot was soon identified for Hager Drive-In’s reboot within Hagerstown to the north ostensibly a lot adjoining the contemporary 20145 Leitersburg Pike location.The new Hager launched July 23, 1966 with “Music City U.S.A.” and “Phantom Hill.” It fulfilled a 20-year lease closing in 1986. But movies and limited drive-in activity would continue on the site. That’s because on Thanksgiving Day 1970, the neighboring Cinema I & II would open for business. It would expand its screen capacity over the years and become Leitersburg Cinemas, now a ten-screen facility. The Leitersburg operators would pay tribute to the demolished Hager D-I by having annual inflatable drive-in screen offerings on the lot of the former Hager.

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