Delsea Drive-In

2203 S. Delsea Drive,
Vineland, NJ 08360

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RickB on May 3, 2017 at 3:25 am

Delsea Drive runs from the DELaware River to the SEAshore.

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

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

davidcoppock on May 2, 2017 at 11:46 pm

Why is it called Delsea?

rivest266 on May 2, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Reopened on July 23rd, 2004. article:

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rivest266 on April 30, 2017 at 1:48 pm

This opened on April 29th, 1949. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this drive-in.

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.

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.

Mikeoaklandpark on October 8, 2015 at 3:18 pm

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

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.

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.

shoeshoe14 on September 15, 2008 at 12:36 pm

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

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

The Delsea has added a second screen in 2008.

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.

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…

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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Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on March 14, 2007 at 8:08 pm

I could write a book about how I could write a book LOL! Are you from the UDITOA?

RobertR on January 28, 2007 at 11:30 am

Check out the pre-pc line about invalids & shut-ins LOL
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teecee on June 28, 2005 at 3:14 am

Photos, recent photos taken before the July 2004 reopening:

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teecee on June 14, 2005 at 3:11 am

Drive-In Theater Returns To New Jersey

Jul 23, 2004 11:11 am US/Eastern
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) People in Vineland will get to do what no others have been able to do in New Jersey since 1991 Friday night – sit in their cars and watch a movie.

The Delsea Drive-In will open its gates for showings of “The Bourne Supremacy” and “Anchorman.'

New Jersey is credited with spawning the drive-in craze in 1933 when the first theater was built on Admiral Wilson Boulevard in Pennsauken. But television, multiplexes and videos killed the craze and the last drive-in closed in the Garden State in Hazlet in 1991.

A group of investors bought the Delsea Drive-In last year and planned to put a skate park and restaurant on the 17-acre property. They changed their minds when they realized the 120-foot screen was in good shape.

There is capacity for 700 vehicles and the audience will listen to the films on their F-M radios.

Instead of charging by the carload, ticket prices at the Delsea are six dollars for adults and three dollars for children.

Vito on July 25, 2004 at 5:04 am

That closing night was dedicated to the 50s, where patrons were encourged to drive and display their vintage 50s cars. Many patrons dressed the part, and one couple got engaged with the man proposing to his future wife on film at the start of the show.

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[Deleted] on July 24, 2004 at 2:28 pm

Last commercial drive-in exhibition in New Jersey: Route 35 Drive-In, Hazlet, NJ on Wednesday evening, 4 September 1991 featuring “The Fly”(1958) and “The Girl Can’t Help It” (1957) both in CinemaScope. Screen was torn down on Monday, 9 September 1991 at 1:00 p.m. The Rte 35 Drive-in was formerly called the Loew’s Open Air Theatre and premiered with “The Searchers” on 30 June 1956. Plans are currently underway for another NJ Drive-In revival in the Northwestern corridor of the State. Press releases forthcoming.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 24, 2004 at 11:45 am

Nice article here from New York Times 7/24/04, including a color photograph of the marquee. View link

Vito on July 24, 2004 at 7:15 am

Re-opens Friday, July 23 with a double bill, “Bourne Supremacy"
and "Anchorman”. This is the first drive-in movie showing in New Jersey since 1981. Capacity is 700 cars, and the screen is an awesome 120 feet wide. Admission will be $6 for adults and $3 for children which is rather a bargain for a double feature. I would be wonderful if the public were to turn out to support this wonderful piece of Americana.