Price's Corner Drive-In

1225 Centerville Road,
Wilmington, DE 19808

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Prices Corner

Price’s Corner Drive-In was opened by Claude Schlanger on April 6, 1962. Capacity was 900 cars. The drive-in closed in 1979 with “Star Wars” & “Battlestar Galactica”. It was later razed to make way for a Wal-Mart.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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rave323
rave323 on December 28, 2009 at 9:26 am

Can anyone give me info on the Cinemart on Gov Prinz? I can’t find any info anywhere, but, I stop to look at it every time I’m in the area. What a mystery. The only thing I can tell is that I was built in the 60’s due to the chandelier and font on the front sign.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 21, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Here is a 1970 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/9cbV35

rave323
rave323 on January 24, 2011 at 6:46 am

Great pic NYozoner. Thanks! It’s amazing how different things looked before the 141 expansion.
I wonder how many drive-ins bit the dust for WalMarts in the 80s.

SaniDel
SaniDel on February 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm

https://www.facebook.com/PricesCornerDriveIn

rivest266
rivest266 on May 16, 2016 at 2:56 am

April 6th, 1962 grand opening ad in photo section.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 22, 2018 at 3:29 am

Opened with “Blue Hawaii” and “The commancheros”. Why the name Price’s Corner?

SaniDel
SaniDel on November 22, 2018 at 6:33 am

The area surrounding the theater is referred to as Prices' Corner … note the correct spelling that is usually ignored … including its Wikipedia article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prices_Corner,_Delaware

Mr. Prices was presumably a farmer or a merchant in the area before it was developed. As three significant roads met at an unusual ‘triangular’ intersection the surrounding area came to be called Prices' Corner. In addition to the drive-in there is still a shopping center and a car wash with the name.

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