Harford Drive-In

820 West Bel Air Avenue,
Aberdeen, MD 21001

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The Harford Drive-In opened in 1953. This single screen drive-in closed in 1973 and was demolished the same year.

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teecee
teecee on June 23, 2005 at 4:08 am

Currently a Holiday Inn, a restaurant, and a Texaco station on the corner where the screen was.

wmathews
wmathews on August 11, 2006 at 5:11 am

The Harford Drive-in was operated by JF Theatres of Baltimore. The manager at closing was Charlie Lynch who later became the manager of the Joppatown Cinema. Years later, Mr. Lynch was transferred to the Campus Hills Cinema were he remained until the cinema was sold to Loews.

Mr. Lynch was known to telephone the owner of the Bel Air- Churchville drive-in, five miles south west, and inform him when fog was coming his way.

carolgrau
carolgrau on August 11, 2006 at 6:41 am

I remember my dad when he had his drive-in`s, the fog would roll in and dad would roll out the exit with all the money and leave me with a handfull of passes to give out. People would get so pissed. One idiot even said he knew foe certain that they made an infrared lense that would shoot through the fog. I told him we had 2 on order.
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jwmovies
jwmovies on October 7, 2012 at 11:33 pm

The entrance is now Travelodge. Approx. address for this drive-in was 820 West Bel Air Avenue. The plaza behind this was the where the theatre stood. Beards Hill and highway behind didn’t exist when this was open.

Hornets
Hornets on March 9, 2015 at 4:55 pm

I worked at the drive-in 2/4 nights a week while in the US ARMY stationed at Edgewood Arsenal from 1964 to 1966.

The Owner/Manager and his wife and daughter were in charge.

They were wonderful happy go-lucky employers who made the job fun and enjoyable. They allowed us to bring our soldier friends with us to watch the movies while we were working.

Weekends were nearly always full houses The final chore was to get everyone out when the movie ended around 2:00 AM.

I have many lasting memories from one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. It is sad that drive-in movies have long faded into the dust bin of time. They were a real blast!

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