ABC Drive-In

8468 Indian Head Highway,
Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD 20744

750 cars

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Previously operated by: Wineland Theatres

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ABC Drive-In

Located just 3 miles from Washington DC on a 12 acre lot in Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD. The ABC Drive-In opened on August 27, 1953 with “Pony Express”. It had a capacity for 750 cars and was operated Douglas W. Mallott. In 1956 it was taken over by Wineland Theatres and they operated it until 1970. Taken over by the Siccrome Group, the ABC Drive-In closed in 1987.

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sconnell1
sconnell1 on July 23, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Sorry, I made a mistake on this. The ABC Drive-In opened on 8/27/53. Its opening attraction was PONY EXPRESS.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 22, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Grand opening ad in photo section

dickneeds111
dickneeds111 on July 20, 2015 at 5:16 am

Saw many movies her between 1960-1962 and 1964-1966. I live in the Southview apts off of Oxon hill Rd. The one movie I remember seeing there was a re-issue of Gone With The Wind. Alao saw movies down the highway at the Sky Chief. During the run of Lord Jim I and a couple of others got thrown out for being drunk & disorderly because we kept running by the projection booth and making hand shadows on the screen. I don’t know why they got upset. Of course this was in my younger years.

dickneeds111
dickneeds111 on July 20, 2015 at 5:17 am

Correctio or above. I actually think it was the Super Chief not the Sky Chief. I’m not positive.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on May 6, 2019 at 4:26 am

Motion Picture Daily reported on May 9, 1955 that Wineland Theatres had purchased the ABC from a syndicate headed by Jacob Silverman (Altoona PA) and Paul B. Cromelin (Washington DC). Douglas W. Mellott was to remain in his job as manager of the ABC.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on February 1, 2020 at 10:07 pm

Is ABC short for anything?

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