Rockville Drive-In

810 Hungerford Drive,
Rockville, MD 20850

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Rockville Drive-In

The Rockville Drive-In opened March 18, 1954. It had a capacity for 700 cars plus 150 seat outdoor area for walk in customers. This drive-in closed around 1981.

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PolishBear on November 8, 2007 at 9:01 am

THE ROCKVILLE DRIVE-IN!!! That was one of the most treasured aspects of my childhood. My family lived in the neighborhood of Montgomery Square (near the intersection of Montrose and Seven Locks), and going to see a movie or two at the Rockville Drive-In was always a big occasion. Dad would pop a big pot of popcorn, dump it in a brown paper grocery bag (usually from Giant), then we’d all pile into the white Oldsmobile stationwagon and go. The first time I saw my favorite movie of all time, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” was at the Rockville Drive-In. It had a terrific playground, plus a great outdoor seating area in front of the concession stand. Such a shame that cool old drive-ins like that are such an endangered species.

jwmovies on November 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

Address above does not map properly. Use 808 Hungerford.

sconnell1 on December 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

The Rockville Drive-In opened on 3/18/54 with “Walking My Baby Back Home” (1953). It played for two weeks at the Columbia in downtown D.C. from 1/14/54-1/27/54.

2ndStix on March 27, 2014 at 9:06 pm

I went my whole boyhood never going to the Rockville Drive-In. When I was seventeen, I figured it could have good date potential. Alas, the week I got my driver’s license in the summer of 1981, it closed forever.

rivest266 on June 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm

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