Delsea Drive-In

2203 S. Delsea Drive,
Vineland, NJ 08360

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Delsea Drive-In, Summer 2010

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This was a 700 car drive-in operated by the Budco chain when it opened in 1949. Budco was later bought by AMC. The theatre was closed in July 1987. The drive-in was reopened in late-July, 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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Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on March 14, 2007 at 8:14 pm

Here’s a better link to the New York Times article:
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FeverDog on September 9, 2007 at 12:26 am

Saw The Simpsons Movie and 1408 this summer – my first drive-in experience! Nice big screen and all, and I like that the sound comes through the car stereo, but every loud noise from the movie caused the sound to shift into mono for a bit.

Anyway, both movies were 2.35 widescreen which filled the screen exactly…I think seeing 1.85 movies would be distracting with the blank space at each side…

rave323 on November 12, 2007 at 8:32 pm

I saw Red eye and the 40 Year Old Virgin there a few years back. My wife and I had a great time. All in all, it was a cheap date night. Good sound through the car speakers. Pretty big crowd on a beautiful evening. Glad to see it’s back. The long lines between features at the women’s bathroom brought back memories. I also liked the old advertisments and 3 Stooges shorts.

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on September 4, 2008 at 8:55 am

The Delsea has added a second screen in 2008.

shoeshoe14 on September 15, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Mentioned in the NYTimes CT Section about the 2 drive-ins left in Connecticut.

Marlon Martinez
Marlon Martinez on June 4, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Now features Digital projection! Also starting them nights on Tuesdays throughout the summer. Ferris Beuler tonight.

markp on October 7, 2015 at 6:39 am

Recieved an e mail from this drive in. Interesting how they say to have rear hatches and trunks open and interior lights on upon approach to boxoffice. They say no outside food or drink allowed and I guess they really enforce it. I think some people would be put off by this. Just saying.

Mikeoaklandpark on October 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm

That would piss me off markp and I wouldn’t go there.

markp on October 8, 2015 at 8:55 pm

I wanted to go Mikeoaklandpark, but I agree, Im not sure Im up for all that.

Marlon Martinez
Marlon Martinez on October 12, 2015 at 7:26 am

Considering how few Drive-Ins there are left, the owner appears to hold the cards.
I will say, though, that the rule has never been enforced when I have gone.

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