121 Stoakley Road,
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The Calvert Drive-In opened in May 1956. It was built by Don S. Scott and featured a parking ramp that held 350 cars. As time went by it was enlarged to hold 500 cars. It had a 55 ft. x 80 ft. CinemaScope screen, a playground for the kids and a modern concession stand. Leila Boyer recalled in 1964 going to the drive-in as a teenager where they would give you citronella coils at the ticket office as you entered. You lit it, sat it on a dish and hoped the mosquitos would go elsewhere. If you rolled the windows up, you would suffocate from the heat and the citronella smoke, but keeping the windows down meant the mosquitos hit you from all directions. A non-win situation, except for the mosquitos!
The Calvert Drive-In finally closed in September 1972. The drive-in was demolished and the property sat empty for many years. With Prince Frederick growing and expanding, in 2003 the property was redeveloped for business and retail. In 2007 Prince Frederick Boulevard was extended to run through the middle of the old Calvert Drive-In.
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