Now Delmar has had two drive-ins and two sit-down movie theaters.
the second drive-in move was the well known one built in 1950
The first drive-in movie Delmar had was in the 1940s
The first sit-down theater was in operation before Seth Ellis built the Elcora theater in 1915
and the sit down theater everyone remembers was the Seth Ellis theater
This is the facebook decription the Delmar Library is giving for their talk.
Remember the Delmar Drive-In?
Historic Theaters of Delaware author Michael Nazarewycz presents content from his book on Wednesday, May 1, at 6 pm. From the opera house and movie palace to the modern multiplex, and from Claymont to Delmar and everywhere in between, the big screen in Delaware is more than a century old. Hollywood legend Cary Grant visited the Playhouse Theater in 1955, fondly recalling his days on its stage as a child actor. Clint Eastwood came to Wilmington for a secret test screening of his film The Gauntlet at the Branmar Cinema. The groundbreaking history of Star Wars includes a Delaware theater that was one of only forty-five in the country to open the film. Author Michael J. Nazarewycz recounts the cinematic history of Delaware's movie theaters. Books will be available for purchase after the program.