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NEW JERSEY'S ONLY DRIVE-IN THEATRE

Providing a truly unique experience, where families and friends can come together, enjoy an affordable evening full of fun & entertainment!

History of the Delsea Drive-In Movie Theatre

The Delsea Drive-In was built in 1949, closed in 1987, and reopened in 2004. Located in Vineland, New Jersey, it is New Jersey's only drive-in movie theatre. It is less than a one hour drive from Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and Delaware. Combining the nostalgia of the drive-in movie theatre with modern technologies and healthier food choices, the Delsea Drive-In offers affordable family fun for all ages. The number of drive-ins has fallen from over four thousand to less than four hundred over the past few decades, largely in part to increasing real estate values and the popularity of the fast food industry. The concession stand is where the drive-in covers operating expenses. In either your own drive-in experiences or wanting to create drive-in memories for your children or grandchildren remember one thing, "If you eat here, we'll be here."

History of the Drive-In Movie Theatre

On June 6, 1933, the first drive-in movie theatre was opened by Richard Hollingshead Jr. in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
The admission cost was 25 cents per car and 25 cents per person.

 

The Delsea Drive-In in the News

NJ.com Article

 




ATTENTION ALL CLASSIC CAR OWNERS!!! At the request of a number of patrons and Classic Car Club members, the Delsea Drive-In Theatre is considering holding a Classic Car Show on Sunday, October 9, 2022. The Classic Car Show would begin at 4:00 PM and be followed by a car-related movie at 7:00 PM. We need any Classic Car Club members and/ or classic car owners that are interested in participating to contact us via email at info@delseadrive-in.net ASAP. Please include your name , contact number, vehicle make and year, and license plate number. Depending upon the response, we will confirm the EVENT by 9/30/2022.

+++The Delsea Drive-In Theatre remains OPEN FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS throughout the FALL Season.

To our patrons:
Now that summer is here and bigger titles are being released, the Delsea is experiencing larger crowds. This is especially true on the first date of a major release. Attendees should expect that lines and wait times will be longer than in the Spring and Fall. The current labor environment is such that many businesses are experiencing staffing shortages. Small businesses are finding it even harder to find reliable help. We ask that you consider the Food Permit option at this time. We are actively seeking additional staff members.
Interested individuals are welcome to contact us at info@delseadrive-in.net.

Welcome to the 2022 season at the Delsea Drive-ln Theatre. As always, we will do our best to deliver big screen family entertainment, dinners, and snacks at New Jersey's Only Authentic Drive-ln Theatre. ln these uncertain times, we will continue to keep our pricing as affordable as possible for as many as possible. We respectfully request your understanding in matters involving supply shortages or shipping delays requiring changes to our menu and patience involving any short-staffing related issues. We are thankful to be able to provide another season of opportunities for families and friends to get together and make memories under the stars. See you soon!