Great drive in theater love the grass and audio quality and picture quality is good. The double feature and sometimes triple feature is awesome and I love that you can bring your own food.
Bengies Drive-In Theatre
- General Info:
- Screen Count: 1
- Extra Phones:
Phone: (410) 687-5627
Primary Phone: (410) 687-5627
My family and I had a great time at bengies until my 2 yr old daughter started getting restless and I walked to the snack bar to get a drink for her. During the walk back I was rudely approached by the owner of the theater due to my daughters sandles being off. I had finally got her settled enough to return to our car with sippy in hand to enjoy the rest if the show. Never once did I set her feet to the ground!! I responded to him kindly letting him know I was unaware of this being an issue and as he continued to snap at me all I said was wow and he responded with a repeat, "yeah wow" as I finished walking to my car he has a security guard follow me to get our tag number. Mind you I still yet didn't cause any disruption what so ever. I feel the owner was very rude and should have kindly asked me to return to my car and once there make sure to put my child's shoes on. Due to this incident I will not be returning to bengies!!
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 and the soda generic or fake
honestly, this place is a JOKE. the security is a bunch of NAZIS, just like the owner. D Vogel, who not only treats his customers badly, but also from what i hear treats his employee's horribly. no wonder he's lost so much business this year, i don't care if it s that last drive in, in maryland. it either needs to close, or find a new owner.
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!
06/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I go almost every week. Great food. We have small children who love spending summer nights there.
There are a lot of rules, but necessary. I don't want to have to worry about hitting children in the dark when I'm driving out, or have to deal with people shining their lights on the screen because they ignore the requests not to. This is better than putting up with the rudeness that seems to be increasingly prevalent in indoor theaters, with people talking throughout movies. Bengies has a great staff, and I highly recommend it for all ages.
12/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
From the giant outdoor screen (largest movie theater screen in the USA) to the excellent concession stand this place is top notch. And what a value! All the prices are so much lower than at an indoor movie theater, and the food's much better. Plus, you get three movies for less than the admission price of one movie anywhere else. As well as cartoons and classic intermission shorts. The staff is top notch, helpful, and just plain nice people.
Unless you insist on making them tell you to turn out your lights 3 or 4 times. But at that point you were the rude one. Don't even try justifying. You do not have a right to ruin the show for everyone around you. If you went to an indoor theater and shown a flashlight on the screen you'd be immediately ejected.
Sure, you'll hear bad things about the rules. Keep in mind that the people writing those things think they are above all rules and get mad when told they aren't. They want to let their kids run around a partly graveled lot in bare feet, figuring only other people ever step on sharp stones or broken glass. They think they have the right to shine their headlights on the screen or in your eyes all night long. They think state and federal laws against cameras in movie theaters can't apply to them, and refuse to believe that the law requires management to enforce no cameras.
Does the owner have a temper? Sure. I long ago lost count of how many lectures I've gotten. It's a LOT since I pretty much live at row 4 left most pole with an electrical box to the driver's side door. Did I deserve those lectures? Sometimes. Thing is, you make D mad and he yells and then it's over - steam blown off, life goes on. The man works 7 days a week, very long hours, and has quite a bit of stress. But he puts on a great show for you - so cut him some slack! If you had his job you'd have a temper too.
And cover your bleepin' daytime running lights already - it won't hurt you. And it will do wonders for improving tempers.
09/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Manager too full of himself. Rude to newcomers who didn't know the rules. Made fun of customers. HORRIBLE experience. Didn't care that we paid, we still left before the movie even started. If this is the last of a dying breed of theater? It's already dead. Bury it now, and the manager's bad manners with it.