Kerry Drive-In

2800 Governor Printz Boulevard,
Wilmington, DE 19802

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Kerry Drive-In

The Kerry Drive-In opened May 25, 1951 with Deborah Kerr & Stewart Granger in “King Solomon’s Mines”. It had a capacity for 525 cars. This drive-in closed on November 27, 1961 with Frank Sinatra in “Oceans 11” & “Attack of the Jungle Women” and has been demolished.

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rave323 on December 28, 2009 at 9:25 am

Can anyone give me info on the Cinemart on Gov Prinz? I can’t find any info anywhere, but, I stop to look at it every time I’m in the area. What a mystery. The only thing I can tell is that I was built in the 60’s due to the chandelier and font on the front sign.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 2, 2010 at 7:12 pm

This Drive-in was owned in the late fifties by William B.Russell.

Radioinactive on October 1, 2012 at 8:11 am

Across from Wilmington Airport. Opened 1951 Closed 1961, Torn Down 1962. The Kerry DI was the last motion picture theater to be built in the Wilmington city limits. It was located at 28th Street and Governor Printz Boulevard, next to the ballpark that had been built for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. The Kerry opened on May 25th, 1951, with King Solomon’s Mines. The lot covered seven acres, and it could hold 526 cars. The theater was doomed when the Blue Rocks folded, and the theater was torn down along with the stadium in 1962. The final attraction was Oceans 11 and Jungle Attack on November 27, 1961.

rivest266 on May 15, 2016 at 1:59 pm

This opened on May 25th, 1951. Grand opening ad in photo section. Another theatre opened in Wilmington on December 13th, 2013.

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