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 This drive-in has been replaced by a shopping center.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 26, 2009 at 6:11 am

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 20, 2009 at 3:26 am

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 5, 2010 at 12:00 am

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 22, 2012 at 7:21 am

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

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