Carlin's Drive-In

3006 Druid Park Drive,
Baltimore, MD 21215

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Tinseltoes on October 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm

A 1963 ad posted in the Photos Section shows this as Carlin (not Carlin’s).

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 11, 2012 at 5:45 pm

According to his obituary on this web page, Stanislaus Russell was the associate architect of Carlin’s Drive-In. It was his last commission. Half a century earlier he had been involved with the design of two Baltimore Theatres; the Carey Theatre in 1915 and the Little Theatre in 1927.

jwmovies on September 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3006 Druid Park Drive.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 23, 2005 at 4:48 pm

I haven’t found a photo of this drive-in yet but I did find more info about it. The following is from a drive-in website:

Carlin’s Drive-In
Druid Park Dr., Baltimore, Md.
capacity: 1800 cars
years of operation: 1958-77
currently: various business/light industry

“The only drive-in ever built within Baltimore city limits, and the second-largest in Maryland, it was located on the site of the former Carlin’s Amusement Park, which operated as early as the 1920s and closed in the mid-‘50s. Built at a $1,000,000 cost, it featured a 5-lane entrance, an entirely paved lot and a 10,000-square-foot concession building containing a six-lane cafeteria, with a patio for dancing out in front. Other amusements onsite included an elaborate kids’ playground, and a roller rink and Olympic-size pool; those last two were the only surviving features of the original amusement park. In the beginning, early arrivals on Monday thru Thursday nights were given free use of the pool until 8 pm. The opening feature on Carlin’s giant 64-by-142-foot screen on June 20, 1958 was The Bridge On the River Kwai. In 1961 its owners, a group headed by William J. Fischer, sold it to the Redstone chain (later National Amusements)”.

This is a link to a 1974 USGS map showing where this drive-in was located:
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