Braddock Drive-In

West Patrick Street at US 40,
Frederick, MD 21703

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The Braddock Drive-In opened in 1950 with a capacity for 450 cars. This drive-in closed around 1969.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 22, 2007 at 4:29 pm

Here is an ad dated 3/19/52:

SPRING OPENING OF THE BRADDOCK DRIVE-IN

It Pays To Go The Braddock Way!

$1.00 plus tax – Full Carload

Save baby sitter expense! Bring all the kids along. Free bottle
warming service. No parking worry. Plenty of room!

Your car is your private theatre! Eat! Smoke! Chat!
Control your own speaker volume!
You’re in nature’s own air-conditioning!

One low price admits a carload! Your movie
dollar goes further! Free flat tire changing service!
Don’t dress up! Come as you are! Skip supper and eat at our deluxe
cafeteria!

Now shut-ins and invalids can enjoy movies! Early birds get free
newspapers to read ‘til show starts! Refreshments direct to your
car! Cartoon is first on every program!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 8, 2007 at 9:04 am

This was the program for the grand opening in June 1950:

BRADDOCK DRIVE-IN THEATER
GRAND OPENING TONIGHT, 7 P. M.

PROGRAM
I
Cutting of Ribbon, officially opens Theater by Edwin F.
Nikirk, State’s Attorney.
II
First ticket purchased by Honorable Lloyd C. Culler, Mayor
of Frederick.
III
Band Concert by Frederick High School Band & Majorettes
Given in area in front of giant screen.
IV
Inspection of Theater and interviews by Staff Radio
Station WFMD.
V
Welcome by Harry C. Bondurant, Director of Theater.
VI
Screen Program: Color Cartoons and Feature Attraction,
Abbott and Costello in “Hold That Ghost"
Entire program recorded and broadcast by WFMD,
Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 P. M.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 13, 2007 at 12:54 am

Here is a 6/12/50 ad from The News:
http://tinyurl.com/2qc3ha

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 23, 2011 at 3:14 am

U.S. 40 & Old Camp Rd, Frederick, MD 21702

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which lies between US 40 and Old National Pike, at the intersection of Old Camp Rd. The drive-in is visible on Google Earth using historical imagery.

Here is a 1974 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS.

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