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Carlin's Amusement Park, Baltimore, Maryland.

Amusement Rides, Ballroom, The Dips Roller Coaster

Owned by John J. Carlin, Sr.

Opened in early 1900's as a park and closed mid-1950's.



Carlin's Amusement Park, located North of Druid Park Drive between Park Circle and Liberty Heights Avenue. Carlin's was a popular destination until the mid-1950's. After became a drive-in movie theater. Now the area has been redeveloped into a mixed use industrial land and home to the Palladium, and other establishments.


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Carlin's Drive-In

Druid Park Dr., Baltimore, Md.

Capacity: 1800 cars

Years of operation: 1958-77

Currently: various business/light industry

The only drive-in ever built within Baltimore city limits, and the second-largest in Maryland, it was located on the site of the former Carlin's Amusement Park, which operated as early as the 1920s and closed in the mid-'50s. Built at a $1,000,000 cost, it featured a 5-lane entrance, an entirely paved lot and a 10,000-square-foot concession building containing a six-lane cafeteria, with a patio for dancing out in front. Other amusements onsite included an elaborate kids' playground, and a roller rink and Olympic-size pool; those last two were the only surviving features of the original amusement park. In the beginning, early arrivals on Monday thru Thursday nights were given free use of the pool until 8 pm. The opening feature on Carlin's giant 64-by-142-foot screen on June 20, 1958 was The Bridge On the River Kwai. In 1961 its owners, a group headed by William J. Fischer, sold it to the Redstone chain (later National Amusements).

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Carlin's had a Roller Coaster 'Deep Dipper', Wooden, Designed by Harry C. Baker and John A. Miller and built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company.