Dupont Highway (US 13, just south of I-495), Wilmington, Del.
capacity: 550 cars
years of operation: 1949-65
Opened as the Brandywine Drive-In; renamed the Ellis in 1955 after Philadelphia-based Ellis Theatres assumed operation.
(Thanks to Reggie Reaves for providing this photo, and the above data.)
Click here for an interactive 1954 aerial photo of the drive-in (zoom in or out, or compare to older or newer photos of the same site). The old Wilmington Speedway is to the south. A look ahead to the 1970 photo shows the addition of several new rows onto the north half of the drive-in.
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