Diamond State Drive-In
9758 S. Dupont Highway,
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Previously operated by: R/C Theatres
Previous Names: Hi-Way 13 Drive-In
News About This Theater
- Dec 5, 2008 — Delaware's last drive-in closes
The Diamond State Drive-In opened August 12, 1949 with Roy Rogers in “Under California Skies” & Lyn Wilde in “Campus Honeymoon”. It was operated by W.C. Evans with a capacity for 350-cars By 1952 it was operated by Mrs. Millie Steel and she was later joined by her husband Albert Steel in the operation of the theatre. It was renamed Hi-Way 13 Drive-In in 1966 when it switched to screening porn movies. It closed in 1985.
In 1995 it was taken over by Donald Brown and the drive-in was refurbished and re-opened again as the Diamond State Drive-In showing first-run family-oriented movies. The Diamond State Drive-In was the last drive-in movie theater operating in Delaware when it closed in December 2008 screening two animation movies “Bolt” & “Madagascar 2”.
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