Delsea Drive-In

2203 S. Delsea Drive,
Vineland, NJ 08360

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Delsea Drive-In

This was a 700 car drive-in operated by the Budco chain when it opened April 29, 1949 with Sabu in “Drums” (The Drum) & Peggy Lee in “Midnite Serenade”. Budco was later bought by AMC. The theatre was closed in July 1987. The drive-in was reopened July 23, 2004 and a second screen was added in 2008. In 2015 it is the only drive-in theatre operating in the state of New Jersey.

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davidcoppock on May 2, 2017 at 11:46 pm

Why is it called Delsea?

Marlon Martinez
Marlon Martinez on May 3, 2017 at 2:57 am

It’s located on the Delsea Drive in Vineland, NJ.

RickB on May 3, 2017 at 3:25 am

Delsea Drive runs from the DELaware River to the SEAshore.

hdtv267 on May 25, 2020 at 12:08 pm

The Delsea Drive re-opened Memorial Day weekend 2020 with the family friendly “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Jumanji : the Next Level”

Social distancing is still being enforced, though. At Delsea Drive-In, tickets must be purchased online and masks must be worn by people outside their cars. The drive-in theater also reduced capacity to ensure cars can park 6 feet apart.

Tickets are $11 per person. A permit from the drive-in theater to bring in outside food is $20.

The full article about the re-opening can be found on

markp on May 26, 2020 at 11:48 am

hdtv267, I think this whole virus thing is being taken too far. Between the mask thing and cars parked 6 feet apart, and only so may people in the restroom at a time, its ridiculous. Just my opinion.

KenLayton on May 26, 2020 at 4:25 pm

Markp: I agree. Parking standards (that have been around for years) dictate parking spaces to be 9 feet wide by 18 feet long. And Walmarts have fully open/unrestricted restrooms.Drive-ins should be allowed to operate normally and at full capacity.

hdtv267 on May 27, 2020 at 1:22 am

The policies set in place by the drive-in are established by them. I have nothing to do with them, was just providing the story as I was glad to see something re-opening.

markp on May 27, 2020 at 6:10 am

hdtv267, oh I never intended to imply you set the policies. I know you just passing on info. I just think this entire thing is way overblown. I am a stagehand, and I may not get back to work till next year. Even the 35MM movies I run may not restart till the fall. Im with you. I wish things would open quickly.

hdtv267 on May 27, 2020 at 6:33 am

ok- so why would you reference me in your response then?

I’m all for things re-opening- but don’t be stupid & inconsiderate of others in the process.

Oddly enough as I was typing this up, Keith Jones mentioned the Delsea re-opening on the 94WIP Morning show as earlier in the show they briefly talked about drive-ins becoming popular again.

markp on May 27, 2020 at 10:44 am

Now that they are becoming popular again, I would love to see someone tear down the old Amboys Multiplex in Sayreville and put up a 3 screen drive in. 2 screens by the river and one near the old circle. It was an old drive in before becoming the multiplex. Great location and no homes around. Strike while the iron is hot.

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