Edmondson Drive-In

6000 Baltimore National Pike,
Catonsville, MD 21228

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Edmondson Drive-In

The Edmondson Drive-In opened in May 28, 1954 with Randolph Scott in “Riding Shotgun” & Janet Leigh in “Fearless Fagan”. It had a capacity for 950 cars. It was closed on November 17, 1991 with “Ghost”, “Naked Gun 2 ½” and “Graveyard Shift”.

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dionysoscub on August 2, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Great drive-in that will be dearly missed. In addition to being a landmark (although not one the officials opted to save), it was also the sight for a scene from the Barry Levinson film, “Tin Men”. The drive-in was torn down in the ‘90s to make way for a Home Depot.

randytheicon on June 13, 2009 at 10:53 pm

The Edmondson D/I also made a cameo in John Waters' “Polyester,” showing an art-film festival to customers in formal attire. It was adjacent to the old Westview Cinemas, and (I think) run by the same people.

As the sign in Ken’s first picture indicates, the lot was also used as a commuter terminal for Maryland MTA buses (the #12-W, and later the #150).

elkridgecinemas on April 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm

the final films shown at the drive int theatre were a free admission weekend (ghost)(the naked gun 2)&(pet semetary) the drive in theatre was allways busy over the weekends with its overflowing lot of vendors at its famous flea markets. you had to arrive at 1am as the movies were ending to wait all night to get a good space to sell at the drive in on sundays. the flea market for years kept the drive in theatre from being closed with its record crowds that would cause traffic delays on the main road.

DavidZornig on November 3, 2015 at 12:53 am

Marquee image oil on canvas painting added, copyright Charlene Clark Studio.

2006 photo links have died. But below link still works with one photo.


DavidZornig on November 3, 2015 at 12:56 am

1991 Baltimore Sun article about the closing with additional history. Including the original car capacity of 1200 until 1965.


Denny Pine
Denny Pine on September 24, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Grand opening was on May 28, 1954 with “Riding Shotgun” and “Fearless Fagan”. Final night of operation was on November 17, 1991 with “Ghost”, “Naked Gun 2 ½” and “Grave Yard Shift”.

davidcoppock on September 24, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Why the name Edmondson?

MichaelKilgore on September 11, 2023 at 11:01 pm

Boxoffice, Sept. 22, 1969: ā€œGeorge Brehm, general manager of Edmondson and Elkridge drive-ins, has discontinued running dusk-to-dawn shows at both drive-ins.ā€

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