Bumpers Drive-In Theatre
|location||Taneytown Pike (MD 140) at the Monocacy River, Taneytown, Md.|
|contact info||P.O. Box 308, Eldersburg,
|planned opening||summer 2007|
|capacity||2 screens, 400 cars, plus indoor seating|
|sound||FM for cars; Dolby digital surround in seating area|
|other features||capacity for digital projection; playground, amusement area, outdoor stage|
It's official: with the recent approval (finally!) by Frederick County of the developers' plans, construction will soon be under way at this site, which operated as the 337-car Monocacy Drive-In from 1952-84, and will soon be the home of Bumpers, Maryland's first new permanent drive-in theatre since 1968. Photos and progress updates will be posted at the theatre's website (see link above)
Click here to see the 1984 USGS map depicting the Monocacy and
Click here to see an aerial photo of the drive-in from 1988.
Photo taken in early 1992 of the Monocacy central building, the only major structure standing at the time.
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