Colonial Drive-In

Forest Drive at Solomons Island Road,
Annapolis, MD 21401

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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 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 This drive-in has been replaced by a shopping center.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 25, 2009 at 10:11 pm

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
ElCartero on July 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm

This page has some nice photos of the drive-in, including the marquee:
http://www.driveins.org/md-annapolis-colonial.htm

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 21, 2012 at 11:21 pm

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

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