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Bengies Drive in Movie Theatre Baltimore

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Bengies Drive in Movie Theatre
3417 Eastern Blvd
Baltimore
MD
21220
Tel: 410 687 5627

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When using a GPS use Middle River as the city, NOT Baltimore!

Where are we going today?

Here's a pop quiz...we all love movies don't we? Well, what is the BIGGEST movie theater screen in the entire USA?

If you said Bengies Drive-In Theater in Baltimore, you'd be right! Yep! This classic drive in experience is just waiting to give the family that retro movie experience, with the latest movie technology. The best of both worlds!

The screen at Bengie's Drive-In is 52 feet high, and 120 feet wide. That's pretty huge! This also means there isn't any cropping, so you get to enjoy the film just as it was supposed to be seen!

If kids haven't been to a drive-in theater before, it's certainly an experience they should have at least once!

On Friday and Saturday nights, the theater features a TRIPLE screening, from classic cartoons, to vintage trailers, and even from Dusk til Dawn shows!

You just have to sit back, relax in the comfort of your own car, and listen to the film on the designated radio frequency. Pretty amazing!

Bengies opened back in June, 1956, and since then, there have been thousands of family memories created. Their schedule changes with the sunset, and it also changes every week, so there is always something new to see. 

They start with films rated G, PG or PG-13, so the kiddies can enjoy films at a good hour, before they might move onto the ones suited more for the older family members.

So grab that popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the feature. It's time to go back and enjoy movies how they used to be enjoyed! Get ready - the show is about to start!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5-$10
  • Children$4 (Ages 4 to 10)
  • Free Under: 4 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

Film showings at varying times, check site for timetable.

Memorial Day to Labor Day

I'm Hungry!

They have a huge hot and cold snack menu from foot long pulled pork sandwiches to soft handmade pretzels! Tasty!.

Healthy Eating!

You can bring your own food, but you need to obtain a permit before you arrive. They don't encourage this as your food purchase supports a great community experience that is part of history!.

Any Top Tips?

On busy nights, they don't allow cars with only one person in them. .

Doing our bit

They are keeping a part of history alive, so help support the business by visiting! A great part of Maryland history..

Need a little extra help?

You are in your own vehicle, so if you can manage access into that comfortably, you will be fine!.

Can I get one of those?

You can order Bengies memorabilia online!.

More information

They take cash only in the box office.

What people are saying?

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    what a great place! VERY reasonably priced, especially because you can see 3 movies for the price of one. i know people complain about not being able to bring food in for free, but name another movie theater that lets you bring in outside food??? and it's only $10 to bring outside food in anyway, jeez (some people are just cheap) The snack bar is very retro, but has fantastic food, especially for their prices. Extremely comfortable as well, since you sit in your own car. Plus, if you need to talk, check you phone or go to the bathroom, you don't...Read More

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    Here's the good. Excellent movies, high quality sound and video. Great prices. We go 2-3 times per year and have for many years.
    Here's the bad. Went this weekend and the staff were especially rude. I had my pop up lights on when I entered and forgot they were on. The girl at the booth didn't say anything and I drove in at 6:45 PM in daylight. Their staff stopped me, made my pull over even though I turned the lights off and they retracted into the car and the factory covers covered them. I was ordered to take my floor mats out and...Read More

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    Last drive-in left in Maryland. HUGE screen! Usually three first-run films (or close to first-run) for one *more* than reasonable price. Follow the food rules like you would and should at any other business. Well worth the trip where I drive from.

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    After looking over the website of rules and all the terrible reviews of customers being hounded on every little thing, from having to empty a water bottle that was in their car, to being kicked out because of joining friends at a different vehicle, Me and my family will NOT be going. Unfortunately moat people don't realize the Communist rules until they are there and being harassed. My hard earned money will go to a theater/drive-in that doesn't spy on their customers.

    Good luck to anyone who goes...

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    For those who say that you can't bring in Outside Food and Drinks are completely wrong. I've been going to Bengie's for years and their policy is you CAN bring in Outside Food and Drinks for a $10 surcharge, which is needed to offset the amount someone is to spend at the Concession Stand. It is only fair to the people who is working based off of near minimum wage.

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by Mike Seton

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what a great place! VERY reasonably priced, especially because you can see 3 movies for the price of one. i know people complain about not being able to bring food in for free, but name another movie theater that lets you bring in outside food??? and it's only $10 to bring outside food in anyway, jeez (some people are just cheap) The snack bar is very retro, but has fantastic food, especially for their prices. Extremely comfortable as well, since you sit in your own car. Plus, if you need to talk, check you phone or go to the bathroom, you don't disturb anyone else because it's your own car. My family goes multiple times a year. I hope they stay in business for a long time.

by Gene Baker

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Here's the good. Excellent movies, high quality sound and video. Great prices. We go 2-3 times per year and have for many years.
Here's the bad. Went this weekend and the staff were especially rude. I had my pop up lights on when I entered and forgot they were on. The girl at the booth didn't say anything and I drove in at 6:45 PM in daylight. Their staff stopped me, made my pull over even though I turned the lights off and they retracted into the car and the factory covers covered them. I was ordered to take my floor mats out and put them over the lights even though they were retracted into the body and only come on and up if I turn them on. I was made to feel like a criminal and told they were calling the police because I did not want to put the floor mats over pop up headlights in my 2003 Corvette.
I have been there probably 50 times. It makes me sad because I love going, but don't want to reward this behavior. While I realize newer cars may have lights that come on automatically, these have to be turned on manually. It makes no sense how their staff behave sometimes.
I emailed the owner and if he bothers to email me back, I will consider going back. If not, I probably won't return.

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