Bengies Drive-In Theatre

★★★☆☆
With triple features on Friday and Saturday nights during warmer months.
  • 3417 Eastern Blvd

    Baltimore, MD 21220

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  • 410-391-1956

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Here's the deal. Bengie's is like the old wild west, and not Disney's version of the wild west. You imagine a drive-in as a sweet and nostalgic place to go. In reality, Bengie's is full of pretty creepy people, and families that can't afford typical indoor theater prices.

If you could actually visit the old wild west you'd find it stinks, little to no conveniences and lots of freaked out, paranoid, and strange characters along with some normal people. This can be both entertaining and frightening, and you will at some point have a bad experience (personally, I saw some kid coming out of a bathroom stall with his pants down fully exposing himself to my child and others for several minutes... maybe that's why cameras are in the bathrooms now). We also have had a helicopter interrupt a great movie for 20 minutes searching for a criminal who, the owner later informed everyone over the PA, had stolen the money box at the gate and ran off with it. Too many other strange experiences to mention here.

Good things you *may* experience: nostalgic watching of a movie from your car or ground, big screen (not noticeably bigger than any other drive-in), playground, general camaraderie of nice people having a good time in one location, two or three movies for the price of one.

Bad things you most likely will experience: inclement weather at any time (lightning, rain, fog, cold, heat), mosquito's (very common here), dim screen (don't try watching any dark movie), scary and scared people, a few rude children at the play area, rude and downright nasty staff, cheap and greasy food, long lines for food/bathroom/gate entrance, overcrowding, no parking choice, ridiculous amounts of rules, movie theater food prices, constant repetition of how they make money almost exclusively on food sales (lots of harassing to get you to buy food at every opportunity), one or two really bad movies you sit through or skip every week, really old and dirty facilities, announcer who talks over movies (including speaking parts of movies!), lame jokes, excessive rules and repetition of all those rules throughout the night.

It used to be cheap but recent prices, $9 for over 10 and $5 for 5 to 10, but you can just go to a $2 movie theater these days and save a ton and have a much better experience.

Bengie's is only good if you want to take a big gamble on a cheap experience. Expect less of a 1950's innocent experience and more of a 60's experience where you expect to see druggies, and an extremely liberal audience run by an owner that is extremely conservative. You could even liken it to going to a strip club, a seedy bar, or a tourist trap in Mexico. Fun to do if you're cheap and prepared for wild and random events, but you may end up like any of the characters in The Hangover at any time.

If you are a fairly tough individual (physically, emotionally and mentally) then you can probably handle this (rough) crowd and probably enjoy it. Be very careful with your kids though as there is lots of potential for negative events. You will definitely have a bad experience now and again.

A typical family of four will cost $28, whereas a $2 theater costs $8, and a normal high-end theater would cost $30. You'll at least get one good movie, but may have to sit through movies or leave early because they rarely get all three movies as ones you will like.

Like walking into an insane asylum or a food shelter it can be very interesting, fun, rewarding, strange, bizarre, creepy or any of a dozen other feelings. You'll definitely want a shower when you get home! Either avoid it entirely, or try to enjoy it and don't expect anything close to a perfect experience.

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Here's the deal. Bengie's is like the old wild west, and not Disney's version of the wild west. You imagine a drive-in as a sweet and nostalgic place to go. In reality, Bengie's is full of pretty creepy people, and families that can't afford typical indoor theater prices.

If you could actually visit the old wild west you'd find it stinks, little to no conveniences and lots of freaked out, paranoid, and strange characters along with some normal people. This can be both entertaining and frightening, and you will at some point have a bad experience (personally, I saw some kid coming out of a bathroom stall with his pants down fully exposing himself to my child and others for several minutes... maybe that's why cameras are in the bathrooms now). We also have had a helicopter interrupt a great movie for 20 minutes searching for a criminal who, the owner later informed everyone over the PA, had stolen the money box at the gate and ran off with it. Too many other strange experiences to mention here.

Good things you *may* experience: nostalgic watching of a movie from your car or ground, big screen (not noticeably bigger than any other drive-in), playground, general camaraderie of nice people having a good time in one location, two or three movies for the price of one.

Bad things you most likely will experience: inclement weather at any time (lightning, rain, fog, cold, heat), mosquito's (very common here), dim screen (don't try watching any dark movie), scary and scared people, a few rude children at the play area, rude and downright nasty staff, cheap and greasy food, long lines for food/bathroom/gate entrance, overcrowding, no parking choice, ridiculous amounts of rules, movie theater food prices, constant repetition of how they make money almost exclusively on food sales (lots of harassing to get you to buy food at every opportunity), one or two really bad movies you sit through or skip every week, really old and dirty facilities, announcer who talks over movies (including speaking parts of movies!), lame jokes, excessive rules and repetition of all those rules throughout the night.

It used to be cheap but recent prices, $9 for over 10 and $5 for 5 to 10, but you can just go to a $2 movie theater these days and save a ton and have a much better experience.

Bengie's is only good if you want to take a big gamble on a cheap experience. Expect less of a 1950's innocent experience and more of a 60's experience where you expect to see druggies, and an extremely liberal audience run by an owner that is extremely conservative. You could even liken it to going to a strip club, a seedy bar, or a tourist trap in Mexico. Fun to do if you're cheap and prepared for wild and random events, but you may end up like any of the characters in The Hangover at any time.

If you are a fairly tough individual (physically, emotionally and mentally) then you can probably handle this (rough) crowd and probably enjoy it. Be very careful with your kids though as there is lots of potential for negative events. You will definitely have a bad experience now and again.

A typical family of four will cost $28, whereas a $2 theater costs $8, and a normal high-end theater would cost $30. You'll at least get one good movie, but may have to sit through movies or leave early because they rarely get all three movies as ones you will like.

Like walking into an insane asylum or a food shelter it can be very interesting, fun, rewarding, strange, bizarre, creepy or any of a dozen other feelings. You'll definitely want a shower when you get home! Either avoid it entirely, or try to enjoy it and don't expect anything close to a perfect experience.

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Too many rules! Lots of smokers and pets and other hassles. Go to South York Plaza indoor theater for low cost and much better experience.

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Too many rules! Lots of smokers and pets and other hassles. Go to South York Plaza indoor theater for low cost and much better experience.

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Visited this theater twice, the first time we had no problems, the second time... Well, that was our last time. We followed all the rules, we went to our spot and were settling in for a fun evening. A car pulls in next to us and all of

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Visited this theater twice, the first time we had no problems, the second time... Well, that was our last time. We followed all the rules, we went to our spot and were settling in for a fun evening. A car pulls in next to us and all of

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I would not recommend this place with a mine van or truck the owner was very unprofessional to the person next to us saying thing that should not be said with a car full of kids I would rather pay the more money to see a indoor and only one movie

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I would not recommend this place with a mine van or truck the owner was very unprofessional to the person next to us saying thing that should not be said with a car full of kids I would rather pay the more money to see a indoor and only one movie

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Heres my one bad experience. I drove from Washington D.C. to enjoy a movie at the drive-in. When me and my girlfriend got there the movie had started. I was disappointed to say the least and got out of my truck and walked towards to booth to see if someone was in it. I wanted to find out that if we came back later (since we were already there), if we would be able to catch the later movies. A strange looking guy came running out towards me. I said excuse me and he started screaming YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE OR I WILL CALL THE POLICE AND WE WILL PRESS CHARGES FOR TRESPASSING. Being a cop I found it funny he had no idea what he was talking about. Either way, I apologized and stated I was only trying to ascertain if they allowed entry for the later movies. He threatened me again and I chuckled and left.

I have had some good experiences but can see why some people are unhappy with their rude behaviors and poor communication skills. Either way, I believe they got a taste of their own medicine when the gas station was built and the lights blare across to the drive-in causing issues for the owner. The owner fought a good fight but no one listened. The county, the gas station owners, no one. The owners of the gas station crapped all over the owners of Bengies and then Bengies cry's fell on deaf ears. How does it feel guys lolololololololol! Karma is a &%^$#

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Heres my one bad experience. I drove from Washington D.C. to enjoy a movie at the drive-in. When me and my girlfriend got there the movie had started. I was disappointed to say the least and got out of my truck and walked towards to booth to see if someone was in it. I wanted to find out that if we came back later (since we were already there), if we would be able to catch the later movies. A strange looking guy came running out towards me. I said excuse me and he started screaming YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE OR I WILL CALL THE POLICE AND WE WILL PRESS CHARGES FOR TRESPASSING. Being a cop I found it funny he had no idea what he was talking about. Either way, I apologized and stated I was only trying to ascertain if they allowed entry for the later movies. He threatened me again and I chuckled and left.

I have had some good experiences but can see why some people are unhappy with their rude behaviors and poor communication skills. Either way, I believe they got a taste of their own medicine when the gas station was built and the lights blare across to the drive-in causing issues for the owner. The owner fought a good fight but no one listened. The county, the gas station owners, no one. The owners of the gas station crapped all over the owners of Bengies and then Bengies cry's fell on deaf ears. How does it feel guys lolololololololol! Karma is a &%^$#

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Best bargain in entertainment. For $9 you get to see 3 current movies on the largest screen in the USA. The concession stand prices are much cheaper than an indoor theatre as well. with a 44 oz. jumbo soda at $3 - less than an indoor theatre charges for a small drink. The staff are friendly and helpful. The announcer is funny, and he shows all kinds of intermission shorts and old movie previews between the features. Great fun for the whole family!

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Best bargain in entertainment. For $9 you get to see 3 current movies on the largest screen in the USA. The concession stand prices are much cheaper than an indoor theatre as well. with a 44 oz. jumbo soda at $3 - less than an indoor theatre charges for a small drink. The staff are friendly and helpful. The announcer is funny, and he shows all kinds of intermission shorts and old movie previews between the features. Great fun for the whole family!

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I??m originally from Michigan and I used to go to the drive in all the time there and it was great never had a problem and everyone I took there had fun. So, when I moved out here I was hoping to have the same great experience. But, I was wrong the theater is nice but the owner is completely crazy and the employees are disrespectful. They seem to favor confrontation, and belligerence over respectful conversation and for those who don??t think you will break a rule you will. The first rule I broke was when I was told where to park my truck by one of the employees and then five minutes later I was berated for parking there by the owner via the intercom system. Then the same attendant who told me where to park got upset and confrontational with me when I asked him about my parking spot. After that I couldn??t do anything right. If it weren??t for my cool headed wife the situation probably would have escalated to physical confrontation. So, if you don??t mind being talked down to, berated, disrespected and threatened Bengies is the place for you.

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I??m originally from Michigan and I used to go to the drive in all the time there and it was great never had a problem and everyone I took there had fun. So, when I moved out here I was hoping to have the same great experience. But, I was wrong the theater is nice but the owner is completely crazy and the employees are disrespectful. They seem to favor confrontation, and belligerence over respectful conversation and for those who don??t think you will break a rule you will. The first rule I broke was when I was told where to park my truck by one of the employees and then five minutes later I was berated for parking there by the owner via the intercom system. Then the same attendant who told me where to park got upset and confrontational with me when I asked him about my parking spot. After that I couldn??t do anything right. If it weren??t for my cool headed wife the situation probably would have escalated to physical confrontation. So, if you don??t mind being talked down to, berated, disrespected and threatened Bengies is the place for you.

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So, it seems like most of the GOOD reviews are from people who had never gone to a drive-in before, so of course their experience will be better because they rave about the "atmosphere"... I've been to quite a few drive-ins, and when I moved to Maryland, was thrilled to be 45 mins from the only one here. My delight quickly fell to the floor. My bf's lights were on, so the guy was fairly nice in telling us how to turn them off and keep them off. So fine, they were off and stayed off and we parked. Well, we decided to move over to let another car in and when he turned the car on, his lights came on for 2 seconds before fading off. WELL, that did it. Within 3 seconds, a guy came over and told us we needed to cover our lights or leave. We were like "they wont come on until we turn our car on and they go off in 3 seconds, plus the guy at the gate said we were fine" - NOPE, even after we said we would cover them, the guy WAITED for us to cover them! Meanwhile talking to other people on his radio, giving them the license number and car description. Finally, after not finding anything to cover them, we had to put our floor mats over them. Needless to say, we were pissed off the whole time. And the speech from the owner i guess was so RUDE! He was bashing customers left and right and making fun of people over the loud speaker! PLUS they require you to buy food from them but don't make it an easy process! It was incredibly HOT waiting in the line, they ran out of food and the food was bad. NOT to mention that half of the people were waiting in line while the 2nd feature started. how FAIR is that? Fine, don't eat their food or pay them $7 to bring your own and problem solved. And then, we started laughing because right after the 1st flick, the guy tells everyone to FLASH their lights if they liked the movie!? WHAT!? I thought everyone had to make sure their lights NEVER went on? Oh, i see it's only on HIS terms. No other drive-in is this strict and they don't need to be. I guess he figures he still gets a lot of business, so why be nice to everyone. But he's not getting ours anymore. What a shame - i really LOVE drive-ins. There needs to be a new owner of Bengie's! How the BBB doesn't shut him down is beyond me!

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So, it seems like most of the GOOD reviews are from people who had never gone to a drive-in before, so of course their experience will be better because they rave about the "atmosphere"... I've been to quite a few drive-ins, and when I moved to Maryland, was thrilled to be 45 mins from the only one here. My delight quickly fell to the floor. My bf's lights were on, so the guy was fairly nice in telling us how to turn them off and keep them off. So fine, they were off and stayed off and we parked. Well, we decided to move over to let another car in and when he turned the car on, his lights came on for 2 seconds before fading off. WELL, that did it. Within 3 seconds, a guy came over and told us we needed to cover our lights or leave. We were like "they wont come on until we turn our car on and they go off in 3 seconds, plus the guy at the gate said we were fine" - NOPE, even after we said we would cover them, the guy WAITED for us to cover them! Meanwhile talking to other people on his radio, giving them the license number and car description. Finally, after not finding anything to cover them, we had to put our floor mats over them. Needless to say, we were pissed off the whole time. And the speech from the owner i guess was so RUDE! He was bashing customers left and right and making fun of people over the loud speaker! PLUS they require you to buy food from them but don't make it an easy process! It was incredibly HOT waiting in the line, they ran out of food and the food was bad. NOT to mention that half of the people were waiting in line while the 2nd feature started. how FAIR is that? Fine, don't eat their food or pay them $7 to bring your own and problem solved. And then, we started laughing because right after the 1st flick, the guy tells everyone to FLASH their lights if they liked the movie!? WHAT!? I thought everyone had to make sure their lights NEVER went on? Oh, i see it's only on HIS terms. No other drive-in is this strict and they don't need to be. I guess he figures he still gets a lot of business, so why be nice to everyone. But he's not getting ours anymore. What a shame - i really LOVE drive-ins. There needs to be a new owner of Bengie's! How the BBB doesn't shut him down is beyond me!

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So I wanted to go to Middle River Hobbies to drive my R/C car and my wife says "not this time buddy, I want to get out the house so me and the boys are going with". Awsome!, so me and my 3 boys load up to travel from Ft. Meade to Middle River, about a 30 minute drive only to find it was closed. But on our way up my wife spotted Bengies, Hey guys lets go to the drive-in theatre. My wife was so excited and I was to , 31 years old I was going to my first drive-in movie. I was even more excited that my 3 boys would get to enjoy this experience. Lets get to the meat and potatoes shall we, upon entering the gate the young man was surprisingly nice. Shortly after we entered the gate to be directed to our spot an older man flagged down our vehicle, approaches and says "A camera was spotted in your vehicle" then he starts talking over the radio and says " I got them". I begin to look around my vehicle trying to figure out what the heck he is talking about and spot the remote control of my r/c car in the center console. I said "is this what you are talking about, its for a toy car" he says "yeah thats probably it" and begins to call of the secret service over the radio. He then preaches to me about how cameras are not allowed in a theatre, Im looking like dude we covered this ground already its not a camera. So, I could go on about our stupid conversation that never would have happened if the person who saw it would have said " Excuse me sir, what is that in your center console. Anyway before the movie starts a guy comes over the PA and insults everyone by making comments about how some people are idiots and don't understand the Drive-In rules ad acknowledges the complaints about the staff having an attitude and people writing bad reviews on the web about them and pretty much says "SUCK IT". On the good side is that my children loved it, it was fairly priced at the gate and concession(Much Cheaper than a regular theatre). So if you give up all hope on customer service then its a great place to go for the family

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So I wanted to go to Middle River Hobbies to drive my R/C car and my wife says "not this time buddy, I want to get out the house so me and the boys are going with". Awsome!, so me and my 3 boys load up to travel from Ft. Meade to Middle River, about a 30 minute drive only to find it was closed. But on our way up my wife spotted Bengies, Hey guys lets go to the drive-in theatre. My wife was so excited and I was to , 31 years old I was going to my first drive-in movie. I was even more excited that my 3 boys would get to enjoy this experience. Lets get to the meat and potatoes shall we, upon entering the gate the young man was surprisingly nice. Shortly after we entered the gate to be directed to our spot an older man flagged down our vehicle, approaches and says "A camera was spotted in your vehicle" then he starts talking over the radio and says " I got them". I begin to look around my vehicle trying to figure out what the heck he is talking about and spot the remote control of my r/c car in the center console. I said "is this what you are talking about, its for a toy car" he says "yeah thats probably it" and begins to call of the secret service over the radio. He then preaches to me about how cameras are not allowed in a theatre, Im looking like dude we covered this ground already its not a camera. So, I could go on about our stupid conversation that never would have happened if the person who saw it would have said " Excuse me sir, what is that in your center console. Anyway before the movie starts a guy comes over the PA and insults everyone by making comments about how some people are idiots and don't understand the Drive-In rules ad acknowledges the complaints about the staff having an attitude and people writing bad reviews on the web about them and pretty much says "SUCK IT". On the good side is that my children loved it, it was fairly priced at the gate and concession(Much Cheaper than a regular theatre). So if you give up all hope on customer service then its a great place to go for the family

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DRIVE -IN IS GREAT; owner needs lesson in customer service. I've been a Benies customer 21 yrs now and been thru thick & thin with owner, who vacilates from nice guy to Bi-Polar type mood swings. I have found most of the rule reasonable, except for TURNING OUT YOUR HEADLIGHTS DURING THE DAY BEFORE THE MOVIE EVEN STARTS. I also think its the way the staff approaches people, as if they are pissed off before you even do anything wrong. I have found that employees reflect the mood & sentiment of the boss, and believe this to be the case for Bengies. My friend had a weird incident where the owner mistook him for someone else (some guy who who the owner did not like). Instead, the owner wrote a letter of complaint about this guy. After he wrote the owner a letter explaining that the owner made a mistake, he did not even appologize, nor acknowlege the mistake he made. HERE IS MY ADVICE: Go to Bengies, but remember the episode of Seinfeld regarding the SOUP NAZI? Mind your P's & Q's, and stay low profile. You will have a good time, unless the owner mistakes you for someone else. And whatever you do, DO NOT ASK TO SEE THE PROJECTION BOOTH.... HE'LL GO OFF ON YOU! In fact, I think he has an inflated view of his self importance and his time. I've been to approx 20 different drive ins in the past 20 yrs, and never has anyone NOT had the time to show us around or to breifly just say Hi. Tommy T.

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DRIVE -IN IS GREAT; owner needs lesson in customer service. I've been a Benies customer 21 yrs now and been thru thick & thin with owner, who vacilates from nice guy to Bi-Polar type mood swings. I have found most of the rule reasonable, except for TURNING OUT YOUR HEADLIGHTS DURING THE DAY BEFORE THE MOVIE EVEN STARTS. I also think its the way the staff approaches people, as if they are pissed off before you even do anything wrong. I have found that employees reflect the mood & sentiment of the boss, and believe this to be the case for Bengies. My friend had a weird incident where the owner mistook him for someone else (some guy who who the owner did not like). Instead, the owner wrote a letter of complaint about this guy. After he wrote the owner a letter explaining that the owner made a mistake, he did not even appologize, nor acknowlege the mistake he made. HERE IS MY ADVICE: Go to Bengies, but remember the episode of Seinfeld regarding the SOUP NAZI? Mind your P's & Q's, and stay low profile. You will have a good time, unless the owner mistakes you for someone else. And whatever you do, DO NOT ASK TO SEE THE PROJECTION BOOTH.... HE'LL GO OFF ON YOU! In fact, I think he has an inflated view of his self importance and his time. I've been to approx 20 different drive ins in the past 20 yrs, and never has anyone NOT had the time to show us around or to breifly just say Hi. Tommy T.

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So I always wanted to go to the drive in. I decided to take my two kids last weekend. From the moment you hit the gate, you get attitudes like you being their is a problem. There is a guy before the cashier who stops you and talks to you about how to get your lights off and keep them off. He was sorta friendly. The cashier peeks into your car and even if you have an empty mcdonalds cup or a water bottle, you HAVE to get rid of it. They hand you a 3page brochure on their "rules". I understand every place has rules but a 3 page brochure? Really? As you drive in, there are people every 20 feet or so flagging you where to go. They assign you a spot. So unlike a movie theatre, you dont get to choose where you sit. So if you are out in left field, then that just sucks for you. They dont want to be bothered or hear you whine about your spot. They have employees walking around with their little flashlights just looking for rule breakers. They seem as if they get off of finding them and ejecting them for ANYTHING. I seen them bark at two young girls bouncing a ball the size of a walnut. They are like wanna be police. There are cameras in the bathroom and if you wanna use your check card at the snack bar, you get charged more. I didnt feel like I could relax and have a good time there. I dont think Ill go back.

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So I always wanted to go to the drive in. I decided to take my two kids last weekend. From the moment you hit the gate, you get attitudes like you being their is a problem. There is a guy before the cashier who stops you and talks to you about how to get your lights off and keep them off. He was sorta friendly. The cashier peeks into your car and even if you have an empty mcdonalds cup or a water bottle, you HAVE to get rid of it. They hand you a 3page brochure on their "rules". I understand every place has rules but a 3 page brochure? Really? As you drive in, there are people every 20 feet or so flagging you where to go. They assign you a spot. So unlike a movie theatre, you dont get to choose where you sit. So if you are out in left field, then that just sucks for you. They dont want to be bothered or hear you whine about your spot. They have employees walking around with their little flashlights just looking for rule breakers. They seem as if they get off of finding them and ejecting them for ANYTHING. I seen them bark at two young girls bouncing a ball the size of a walnut. They are like wanna be police. There are cameras in the bathroom and if you wanna use your check card at the snack bar, you get charged more. I didnt feel like I could relax and have a good time there. I dont think Ill go back.

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My favorite plave to see movies. The rules are all common sense and easy to not break. If you saw how many customers there felt that their $8 gave them the right to do whatever they want, you would understand why the security always seems frustrated and on edge. Be kind, and respectful and respect the man's rules, and you'll always have a good time. You wouldn't let your dog run loose at Muvico, or let your toddler cruise the isle sheoless at Loews would you? Why would you even consider it there? One of the last surviving American Drive In theaters, biggest screen on the East Coast, at least 2 first run movies for $8 per person. memorial Day, 4th of july, labor day, , they run shows from dusk till dawn!

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My favorite plave to see movies. The rules are all common sense and easy to not break. If you saw how many customers there felt that their $8 gave them the right to do whatever they want, you would understand why the security always seems frustrated and on edge. Be kind, and respectful and respect the man's rules, and you'll always have a good time. You wouldn't let your dog run loose at Muvico, or let your toddler cruise the isle sheoless at Loews would you? Why would you even consider it there? One of the last surviving American Drive In theaters, biggest screen on the East Coast, at least 2 first run movies for $8 per person. memorial Day, 4th of july, labor day, , they run shows from dusk till dawn!

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Horrible Experience! I have been a loyal customer of Bengies for years! I always try to promote their business because there are not many drive ins left and I would like to see them stick around. Well tonight, I was treated like a common criminal because my toddler whom I was carrying, didnt have shoes on. It started because she said she was hungry and wanted something to eat. I didnt think about the fact she didnt have her shoes on. I just picked her up and carried her to the snack bar where I was quickly stopped by security and got an attitude. She was quite short about it. "You need to have shoes on your kid". Ok, I thought, I understand. People dont go into food establishments with no shoes. So I waited outside the bathroom to wait for my teen to come out so she could take my toddler from me. ANOTHER security person asked me if she had shoes. I said "Yes, she has shoes, I am just looking for my kid". So my teen comes out of the bathroom and i ask her to wait outside with her sister until l can get her a snack. Well the security lady comes back out and flips out of me! "TO YOUR CAR" she says. "I TOLD YOU ONCE ALREADY SHE NEEDS TO HAVE SHOES ON" By now, I get it. She needs shoes ANYWHERE. I shout back "I thought you meant IN the snack bar". She didnt want to hear it. She escorted me and my girls back to my car, took my license plate and I had to leave. So much for a nice family night out with my children. They can take their frickin rule book they give you and stick it! Nazis!

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Horrible Experience! I have been a loyal customer of Bengies for years! I always try to promote their business because there are not many drive ins left and I would like to see them stick around. Well tonight, I was treated like a common criminal because my toddler whom I was carrying, didnt have shoes on. It started because she said she was hungry and wanted something to eat. I didnt think about the fact she didnt have her shoes on. I just picked her up and carried her to the snack bar where I was quickly stopped by security and got an attitude. She was quite short about it. "You need to have shoes on your kid". Ok, I thought, I understand. People dont go into food establishments with no shoes. So I waited outside the bathroom to wait for my teen to come out so she could take my toddler from me. ANOTHER security person asked me if she had shoes. I said "Yes, she has shoes, I am just looking for my kid". So my teen comes out of the bathroom and i ask her to wait outside with her sister until l can get her a snack. Well the security lady comes back out and flips out of me! "TO YOUR CAR" she says. "I TOLD YOU ONCE ALREADY SHE NEEDS TO HAVE SHOES ON" By now, I get it. She needs shoes ANYWHERE. I shout back "I thought you meant IN the snack bar". She didnt want to hear it. She escorted me and my girls back to my car, took my license plate and I had to leave. So much for a nice family night out with my children. They can take their frickin rule book they give you and stick it! Nazis!

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Horrible Experience! I have been a loyal customer of Bengies for years! I always try to promote their business because there are not many drive ins left and I would like to see them stick around. Well tonight, I was treated like a common criminal because my toddler whom I was carrying, didnt have shoes on. It started because she said she was hungry and wanted something to eat. I didnt think about the fact she didnt have her shoes on. I just picked her up and carried her to the snack bar where I was quickly stopped by security and got an attitude. She was quite short about it. "You need to have shoes on your kid". Ok, I thought, I understand. People dont go into food establishments with no shoes. So I waited outside the bathroom to wait for my teen to come out so she could take my toddler from me. ANOTHER security person asked me if she had shoes. I said "Yes, she has shoes, I am just looking for my kid". So my teen comes out of the bathroom and i ask her to wait outside with her sister until l can get her a snack. Well the security lady comes back out and flips out of me! "TO YOUR CAR" she says. "I TOLD YOU ONCE ALREADY SHE NEEDS TO HAVE SHOES ON" By now, I get it. She needs shoes ANYWHERE. I shout back "I thought you meant IN the snack bar". She didnt want to hear it. She escorted me and my girls back to my car, took my license plate and I had to leave. So much for a nice family night out with my children. They can take their frickin rule book they give you and stick it! Nazis!

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Horrible Experience! I have been a loyal customer of Bengies for years! I always try to promote their business because there are not many drive ins left and I would like to see them stick around. Well tonight, I was treated like a common criminal because my toddler whom I was carrying, didnt have shoes on. It started because she said she was hungry and wanted something to eat. I didnt think about the fact she didnt have her shoes on. I just picked her up and carried her to the snack bar where I was quickly stopped by security and got an attitude. She was quite short about it. "You need to have shoes on your kid". Ok, I thought, I understand. People dont go into food establishments with no shoes. So I waited outside the bathroom to wait for my teen to come out so she could take my toddler from me. ANOTHER security person asked me if she had shoes. I said "Yes, she has shoes, I am just looking for my kid". So my teen comes out of the bathroom and i ask her to wait outside with her sister until l can get her a snack. Well the security lady comes back out and flips out of me! "TO YOUR CAR" she says. "I TOLD YOU ONCE ALREADY SHE NEEDS TO HAVE SHOES ON" By now, I get it. She needs shoes ANYWHERE. I shout back "I thought you meant IN the snack bar". She didnt want to hear it. She escorted me and my girls back to my car, took my license plate and I had to leave. So much for a nice family night out with my children. They can take their frickin rule book they give you and stick it! Nazis!

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What a terrible experience at Bengie's. The employees are nasty. It was about 6:00pm est the sun was shining bright. Once I got to the box office I was told by the thing taking your money that I must cover my lights. I informed her they go off when I am stopped and the parking brake is set. She instructed me to pull my brake up one click and they would go off. I did as she asked and upon asking her if the drive would reimburse me for parking brake where while driving throught the drive in with my brake set she handed me my money back and refused to to sell me a ticket. I refused to move my car and some kid finally came to my car and simple repeated the same words she did. I finally left. I have been going to this drive for a few years and I must say the owner does nothing but cry boo hoo on the radio about all the lawsuits his poor drive in is facing. He cries about beeing one of the few drive in's left. Hmm if we all stop going and being treated like criminals mabe he will quite cries and go away. I will only go back there on the day he puts closed on the marque'

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What a terrible experience at Bengie's. The employees are nasty. It was about 6:00pm est the sun was shining bright. Once I got to the box office I was told by the thing taking your money that I must cover my lights. I informed her they go off when I am stopped and the parking brake is set. She instructed me to pull my brake up one click and they would go off. I did as she asked and upon asking her if the drive would reimburse me for parking brake where while driving throught the drive in with my brake set she handed me my money back and refused to to sell me a ticket. I refused to move my car and some kid finally came to my car and simple repeated the same words she did. I finally left. I have been going to this drive for a few years and I must say the owner does nothing but cry boo hoo on the radio about all the lawsuits his poor drive in is facing. He cries about beeing one of the few drive in's left. Hmm if we all stop going and being treated like criminals mabe he will quite cries and go away. I will only go back there on the day he puts closed on the marque'

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After reading some of the reviews on this site, I though I'd stick up for the theater my wife and I love going to on the weekend. First, yes, they have strict rules. Obviously with drive-ins, rules have to be a little more enforced than with most theaters or you'd have hundreds of black market salesman recording each movie. The headlight issue is so the movie isn't being interrupted by other people's inconsideration (but the issue with the employee telling the lady "I'm not being paid here to wait"--yeah, that's pretty messed up). However, when you consider the overall experience, one employee's rudeness would not turn me away. It's an incredible deal, Vogel is funny on the radio, the nostalgia of the older commercials makes me get to experience what my parents and grandparents got to see, the hot chocolate is excellent, and finally the picture is way above acceptable (not excellent, but probably good to very good). I also love how, for a $7 food pass, they allow you to bring as much food as you'd like. THAT'S MORE THAN FAIR!! My one complaint is how often they rerun movies week by week, but when you think about it, they may not be able to get 3 new movies every week. They'd go under.

So if you're considering to visit for the first time, PAY ATTENTION to the overall rating. Remember there will always be people posting to whine about a company. Remember the employees are mostly high school teenagers, so customer service isn't always going to be very high and don't let a bad apple ruin everything else Bengies has going for it. FOLLOW the rules. The headlight rule takes learning (ie, when your lights come on when you don't mean for them to, like locking your doors), but all of the rules are manageable to everyone else. Enjoy Bengies like we have!!

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After reading some of the reviews on this site, I though I'd stick up for the theater my wife and I love going to on the weekend. First, yes, they have strict rules. Obviously with drive-ins, rules have to be a little more enforced than with most theaters or you'd have hundreds of black market salesman recording each movie. The headlight issue is so the movie isn't being interrupted by other people's inconsideration (but the issue with the employee telling the lady "I'm not being paid here to wait"--yeah, that's pretty messed up). However, when you consider the overall experience, one employee's rudeness would not turn me away. It's an incredible deal, Vogel is funny on the radio, the nostalgia of the older commercials makes me get to experience what my parents and grandparents got to see, the hot chocolate is excellent, and finally the picture is way above acceptable (not excellent, but probably good to very good). I also love how, for a $7 food pass, they allow you to bring as much food as you'd like. THAT'S MORE THAN FAIR!! My one complaint is how often they rerun movies week by week, but when you think about it, they may not be able to get 3 new movies every week. They'd go under.

So if you're considering to visit for the first time, PAY ATTENTION to the overall rating. Remember there will always be people posting to whine about a company. Remember the employees are mostly high school teenagers, so customer service isn't always going to be very high and don't let a bad apple ruin everything else Bengies has going for it. FOLLOW the rules. The headlight rule takes learning (ie, when your lights come on when you don't mean for them to, like locking your doors), but all of the rules are manageable to everyone else. Enjoy Bengies like we have!!

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Bengie's owner, D. Edward Vogel is a control freak, and it just doesn't show in his stupid, butt-retentive rules, either.

I had a run-in with the Drive-In Nazi years ago when he had Bengie's on the market. I sent him a letter complaining about service. He writes back a nasty rant about how I made it up, how I shouldn't complain and how he was looking forward to laughing at guys like me when he sold Bengie's. Obvious, he cares more about his ego than making patrons happy. He never sold Bengie's either--I'll guess he didn't want to budge from his asking price and he seems like the kind of person that would get pissy if offered a penny less.

He still operates that little empire with his asinine, childish rules intact. I can't link to the, but trust me, they are funny to read. I love how he repeats FOUR TIMES the rules about photography and ends his list with "Common Sense prevails"--apparently, common sense was absent when he wrote his little version of "Mein Kampf." For more craziness, you should look at his site for his his lame Blitzkrieg against the Baltimore Sun:

I love drives-in, still go to them when I'm near one and I wish more drive-ins were around. I live two hours from Benjie's, but I would sooner eat bodily waste before going back to give Fuhrer Vogel any more of my money. If he wants to preserve his theater , he should sell it to someone who actually cares about their patrons.

I can understand that he has to preserve his bottom line, but if someone has to go to the lengths he does and tell customer how every movement they make is subject to lifetime banishment, then he shouldn?t be in any business where he has to deal with people. If there were more drive-in owners years ago like running drive-ins the way he does now, it would be easier to see why drive-ins went out of business. I look forward seeing the consumer division of the MD Atty. Gen. and/or the FTC hand him his butt.

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Bengie's owner, D. Edward Vogel is a control freak, and it just doesn't show in his stupid, butt-retentive rules, either.

I had a run-in with the Drive-In Nazi years ago when he had Bengie's on the market. I sent him a letter complaining about service. He writes back a nasty rant about how I made it up, how I shouldn't complain and how he was looking forward to laughing at guys like me when he sold Bengie's. Obvious, he cares more about his ego than making patrons happy. He never sold Bengie's either--I'll guess he didn't want to budge from his asking price and he seems like the kind of person that would get pissy if offered a penny less.

He still operates that little empire with his asinine, childish rules intact. I can't link to the, but trust me, they are funny to read. I love how he repeats FOUR TIMES the rules about photography and ends his list with "Common Sense prevails"--apparently, common sense was absent when he wrote his little version of "Mein Kampf." For more craziness, you should look at his site for his his lame Blitzkrieg against the Baltimore Sun:

I love drives-in, still go to them when I'm near one and I wish more drive-ins were around. I live two hours from Benjie's, but I would sooner eat bodily waste before going back to give Fuhrer Vogel any more of my money. If he wants to preserve his theater , he should sell it to someone who actually cares about their patrons.

I can understand that he has to preserve his bottom line, but if someone has to go to the lengths he does and tell customer how every movement they make is subject to lifetime banishment, then he shouldn?t be in any business where he has to deal with people. If there were more drive-in owners years ago like running drive-ins the way he does now, it would be easier to see why drive-ins went out of business. I look forward seeing the consumer division of the MD Atty. Gen. and/or the FTC hand him his butt.

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NOT RECOMMENDED AT ALL!!!
We WERE loyal customers and spent money at Bengies and their concession every other weekend since last season. We will not be returning EVER again. We were treated with no respect at all. The employees (1 in particular) was EXTREMELY rude to my husband and I.
We have been numerous times and have never had a problem with our headlights ever, however, tonight there was a problem. We locked our car to go to the playground with my son around 7:30 pm (movie did not even start till 9:00 pm) and one employee told us to cut them out and told us the "rule". Not a problem we agreed and went along, until a female employee came up and told me to cover up my headlights that was NOT on! I told her that we have NEVER had a problem before and she was looking for an argument apparently. I told her to hold on while I get my husband from the playground (I was laying out a blanket at the time), as I am walking to get my husband she said and I quote, "HURRY IT UP, I DO NOT GET PAID TO STAND HERE WAITING". Wow, is all I have to say.
What a horrible experience and a lack of customer service at Bengies. I think they forget that customer service does go a long way. We even had multiple customers stick up for us and vouch that our headlights were not on when we came in. Even the employee that first confronted me even told the other employee that they just were on for a moment when we locked our car with our clicker.
With all of this said, they have lost 2 loyal customers and will loose plenty more because you may have great reviews but all it takes is one persons bad "review" to sway that customer away.
I have never in my life been treated with the lack of customer service I received tonight.
The female employee obviously has no people skills and lacks common sense as it did not prevail tonight.
Check out all the other negative reviews, just google. I am all for supporting local businesses and such but will not be supporting this one any longer!

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NOT RECOMMENDED AT ALL!!!
We WERE loyal customers and spent money at Bengies and their concession every other weekend since last season. We will not be returning EVER again. We were treated with no respect at all. The employees (1 in particular) was EXTREMELY rude to my husband and I.
We have been numerous times and have never had a problem with our headlights ever, however, tonight there was a problem. We locked our car to go to the playground with my son around 7:30 pm (movie did not even start till 9:00 pm) and one employee told us to cut them out and told us the "rule". Not a problem we agreed and went along, until a female employee came up and told me to cover up my headlights that was NOT on! I told her that we have NEVER had a problem before and she was looking for an argument apparently. I told her to hold on while I get my husband from the playground (I was laying out a blanket at the time), as I am walking to get my husband she said and I quote, "HURRY IT UP, I DO NOT GET PAID TO STAND HERE WAITING". Wow, is all I have to say.
What a horrible experience and a lack of customer service at Bengies. I think they forget that customer service does go a long way. We even had multiple customers stick up for us and vouch that our headlights were not on when we came in. Even the employee that first confronted me even told the other employee that they just were on for a moment when we locked our car with our clicker.
With all of this said, they have lost 2 loyal customers and will loose plenty more because you may have great reviews but all it takes is one persons bad "review" to sway that customer away.
I have never in my life been treated with the lack of customer service I received tonight.
The female employee obviously has no people skills and lacks common sense as it did not prevail tonight.
Check out all the other negative reviews, just google. I am all for supporting local businesses and such but will not be supporting this one any longer!

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WoW! After 10 years of support and their crazy rules (followed of course) it was all ruined in a few minutes. Don't have an issue, because they don't care. Tonight, I was just trying to get info I couldn't get from his rude security workers. I asked for a manager and the owner came out. He came out and said "WHAT DO U WANT?" loud and crazy...I tried to speak and he said I have no time for a story, i said maybe five words before he cut me off and never finished a sentence. When I reminded him I was a customer of 10 yrs (thinking that would help), He said good for u clapped(weird) like he was crazy in my face and I was told by the owner that he didn't even care about my support and he yelled about how he didn't want the place himself because my little bit of money doesn't help.(which is a shame) The he walked away. When he came on the radio he said he had unhappy customers tonight, but he was short staffed and we should excuse him for being curt. WHAT! He yelled at me w/ a crowd around. Screamed how the place is a pain in his @!$(literally). Well least I wasn't his only victim. He sound nice on the radio...Jeckel and Hyde I guess. SHOCKING>>>BLEW ME AWAY! He explains his workers. Crazy! I AM DONE!

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WoW! After 10 years of support and their crazy rules (followed of course) it was all ruined in a few minutes. Don't have an issue, because they don't care. Tonight, I was just trying to get info I couldn't get from his rude security workers. I asked for a manager and the owner came out. He came out and said "WHAT DO U WANT?" loud and crazy...I tried to speak and he said I have no time for a story, i said maybe five words before he cut me off and never finished a sentence. When I reminded him I was a customer of 10 yrs (thinking that would help), He said good for u clapped(weird) like he was crazy in my face and I was told by the owner that he didn't even care about my support and he yelled about how he didn't want the place himself because my little bit of money doesn't help.(which is a shame) The he walked away. When he came on the radio he said he had unhappy customers tonight, but he was short staffed and we should excuse him for being curt. WHAT! He yelled at me w/ a crowd around. Screamed how the place is a pain in his @!$(literally). Well least I wasn't his only victim. He sound nice on the radio...Jeckel and Hyde I guess. SHOCKING>>>BLEW ME AWAY! He explains his workers. Crazy! I AM DONE!

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ok, my first and last time at Bengie's Drive-In/ Prison Camp did not go well. yes the prices are reasonable, but beyond that i would NOT recommend going there. I don't mind common sense rules like not running your cars for the AC, but in our one and only night there, we were told: 1-move our pickup over more, to the point that we actually scraped the still existing speaker poles.
2- they parked us in a corner and put some other poor souls right behind our pickup.
3- the "express line" for popcorn and soda took 30 minutes (about 30 people in line, so only one customer per minute...doesn't sound too bad but trust me it was slooooooow!)
4- YES they have security cameras in the men's room (facing the sink/urinals). is that INSANE or what?
5- we carried our shoeless 3 year old to the bathroom, shoes in our hands to put on before she touched the ground, and were told by the overzealous enforcement patrol that she needed to have shoes on even while being carried.
Besides the fact that everyone loves a drive-in movie, there is nothing that makes Bengies anything special. If drive-ins were run like this back in their heyday they would have suffered a quick demise. This is America, people, land of " I'll take my business elsewhere" and that's what I'll doing next time. There are still other drive ins around without the tightfisted goulag feel.

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ok, my first and last time at Bengie's Drive-In/ Prison Camp did not go well. yes the prices are reasonable, but beyond that i would NOT recommend going there. I don't mind common sense rules like not running your cars for the AC, but in our one and only night there, we were told: 1-move our pickup over more, to the point that we actually scraped the still existing speaker poles.
2- they parked us in a corner and put some other poor souls right behind our pickup.
3- the "express line" for popcorn and soda took 30 minutes (about 30 people in line, so only one customer per minute...doesn't sound too bad but trust me it was slooooooow!)
4- YES they have security cameras in the men's room (facing the sink/urinals). is that INSANE or what?
5- we carried our shoeless 3 year old to the bathroom, shoes in our hands to put on before she touched the ground, and were told by the overzealous enforcement patrol that she needed to have shoes on even while being carried.
Besides the fact that everyone loves a drive-in movie, there is nothing that makes Bengies anything special. If drive-ins were run like this back in their heyday they would have suffered a quick demise. This is America, people, land of " I'll take my business elsewhere" and that's what I'll doing next time. There are still other drive ins around without the tightfisted goulag feel.

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Gotta love seeing a movie on this ginormous screen! Also, the snack bar is huge and has everything you can imagine. Go on a weekend night and you can see three movies in a row - also, they show awesome clips of oldschool cartoons between movies. There is a playground for the little ones, and it is a very family friendly atmosphere, as well as being a great place for a date. Fun for all! The bathrooms leave a little something to be desired, but they are tolerable. For a reasonable fee you can bring in outside food/drink.

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Gotta love seeing a movie on this ginormous screen! Also, the snack bar is huge and has everything you can imagine. Go on a weekend night and you can see three movies in a row - also, they show awesome clips of oldschool cartoons between movies. There is a playground for the little ones, and it is a very family friendly atmosphere, as well as being a great place for a date. Fun for all! The bathrooms leave a little something to be desired, but they are tolerable. For a reasonable fee you can bring in outside food/drink.

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Bengies drive in movie is the place to go when you want to be out doors and when you want to be relaxed with your love ones. I like the I dea that you can bring your own food and chair to relax and I like the food there and how they always have some type of fun activities for the customers. My family and I we always enjoy ourselves and we donot go to indoor movies since we found bengies

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★★★★★

Bengies drive in movie is the place to go when you want to be out doors and when you want to be relaxed with your love ones. I like the I dea that you can bring your own food and chair to relax and I like the food there and how they always have some type of fun activities for the customers. My family and I we always enjoy ourselves and we donot go to indoor movies since we found bengies

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I have been going to Bengies since I was a child and it is still my favorite place to go in the summer. When it's raining or getting chilly I sit in the car and watch thru my windshield and on nice nights just take a camping chair and a portable radio and you're set. There's nothing like seeing all the stars on a clear nite & watching great movies for only $8... or less sometimes.
The food at the stand is good and if you need something different for $7 you can bring in outside food. Definitely my fave place.

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I have been going to Bengies since I was a child and it is still my favorite place to go in the summer. When it's raining or getting chilly I sit in the car and watch thru my windshield and on nice nights just take a camping chair and a portable radio and you're set. There's nothing like seeing all the stars on a clear nite & watching great movies for only $8... or less sometimes.
The food at the stand is good and if you need something different for $7 you can bring in outside food. Definitely my fave place.

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I drove up from Virginia to get to the Bengies, I was nostalgic for the old days and I was hoping my kids would love the experience and Bengies had everything going for them, but they blew it.
First, I read their house rules several times and they clearly state, "Lift gates & doors CAN NOT BE RAISED higher than the top clearance." However, Security went from vehicle to vehicle demanding that the liftgates be closed. Watching the movie through the rear window or even the front windshield frames the picture making the largest screen in the US (their claim, not mine) seem like I was watching a 40" TV.
Second, there are security cameras in the men's bathroom, I obviously didn't check the women's bathroom, but eww.
Third there are a lot of other little issues that ruin the experience.

Bottom line, the drive in experience wasn't worth the hassle of security, being on camera in the bathroom, or making the drive up from Virginia.

Sincerely,
Lou From VA

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I drove up from Virginia to get to the Bengies, I was nostalgic for the old days and I was hoping my kids would love the experience and Bengies had everything going for them, but they blew it.
First, I read their house rules several times and they clearly state, "Lift gates & doors CAN NOT BE RAISED higher than the top clearance." However, Security went from vehicle to vehicle demanding that the liftgates be closed. Watching the movie through the rear window or even the front windshield frames the picture making the largest screen in the US (their claim, not mine) seem like I was watching a 40" TV.
Second, there are security cameras in the men's bathroom, I obviously didn't check the women's bathroom, but eww.
Third there are a lot of other little issues that ruin the experience.

Bottom line, the drive in experience wasn't worth the hassle of security, being on camera in the bathroom, or making the drive up from Virginia.

Sincerely,
Lou From VA

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it was good...........................................................................................................................................

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it was good...........................................................................................................................................

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This summer I went to the Bengies Drive-In for the first time and it was so much fun! I was surprised how empty it was, however it is such a fun experience! The screen is big and you're not very far away! This is a very fun and different date idea. We saw a double feature for the same price as a one movie in the regular theatres! The Bengies Drive-In is located on Eastern Blvd in Baltimore.

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This summer I went to the Bengies Drive-In for the first time and it was so much fun! I was surprised how empty it was, however it is such a fun experience! The screen is big and you're not very far away! This is a very fun and different date idea. We saw a double feature for the same price as a one movie in the regular theatres! The Bengies Drive-In is located on Eastern Blvd in Baltimore.

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Last summer I got inspired to search for drive-in theatres in the Baltimore area because I was curious to see if any still existed. I found two, however one has been closed indefinitely since the end of last summer(2004). This summer I went to the Bengies Drive-In for the first time and it was so much fun! It was rather empty (probably 15 cars), however it is such a fun experience! I drive an SUV which was perfect because I parked in reverse, opened the tail gate, and set up an old comforter in the back with the seat folded down. The food at the stands is cheap which is nice since you are not allowed to bring food in. The screen is big and you're not very far away! This is a very fun and different date idea. I enjoy the drive-ins more than regular movie theatres now because I have extreme comfort at the drive-in, cheaper food, and sometimes a double feature for the same price as a one movie in the regular theatres! The Bengies Drive-In is located on Eastern Blvd in Baltimore. Here is ther website...link

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Last summer I got inspired to search for drive-in theatres in the Baltimore area because I was curious to see if any still existed. I found two, however one has been closed indefinitely since the end of last summer(2004). This summer I went to the Bengies Drive-In for the first time and it was so much fun! It was rather empty (probably 15 cars), however it is such a fun experience! I drive an SUV which was perfect because I parked in reverse, opened the tail gate, and set up an old comforter in the back with the seat folded down. The food at the stands is cheap which is nice since you are not allowed to bring food in. The screen is big and you're not very far away! This is a very fun and different date idea. I enjoy the drive-ins more than regular movie theatres now because I have extreme comfort at the drive-in, cheaper food, and sometimes a double feature for the same price as a one movie in the regular theatres! The Bengies Drive-In is located on Eastern Blvd in Baltimore. Here is ther website...link

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My husband took me here for our first anniversary and it was so much fun! I can't believe that there aren't more drive-ins around. The Bengies is 90% full restored to it's original condition. You pull up and park your car in the grass facing the largest outdoor screen on the east coast and tune your radio to the movie station. On Friday and Saturday nights you can see 3 movies for $8 per person! They are msotly first-run movies too! I highly recommend the snack stand as well. I can't wait for them to open back up next season so we can go back!

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My husband took me here for our first anniversary and it was so much fun! I can't believe that there aren't more drive-ins around. The Bengies is 90% full restored to it's original condition. You pull up and park your car in the grass facing the largest outdoor screen on the east coast and tune your radio to the movie station. On Friday and Saturday nights you can see 3 movies for $8 per person! They are msotly first-run movies too! I highly recommend the snack stand as well. I can't wait for them to open back up next season so we can go back!

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"I love this place!" Is perfect words to describe the way I feel about Bengies! Bengies is a great bargain, multiple movies for only $8! You just can't beat the prices here!

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"I love this place!" Is perfect words to describe the way I feel about Bengies! Bengies is a great bargain, multiple movies for only $8! You just can't beat the prices here!

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Bengies is a real local institution. There is a playground beneath the screen with ancient-looking equipment that the kids just love - and it wears them out before the show. The food in the cafeteria area is good quality and reasonably priced. The movie selection is usually excellent and the price can't be beat.

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Bengies is a real local institution. There is a playground beneath the screen with ancient-looking equipment that the kids just love - and it wears them out before the show. The food in the cafeteria area is good quality and reasonably priced. The movie selection is usually excellent and the price can't be beat.

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