The long-standing tradition of catching a movie at Bengie's Drive-In Theatre could come to an end pending the decision expected to be made in a Baltimore County Circuit Court case this week.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the Middle River drive-in theater might close up shop if its owner, Edward Vogel, doesn't win a lawsuit he filed against a nearby Royal Farms store over the shop's outdoor lighting.
"If the lights are allowed to remain — it becomes a business decision, to say to myself, 'I can't get protection from Baltimore County. I can't win against these lights,'" Vogel told the Sun. He explained that the lights at the store interfere with about two-thirds of the 750 spaces at the drive-in.
Vogel told the Sun that the lights force him to delay opening the theater until nearby trees are in full bloom (to act as a barrier against the light) and that he's been unable to add a second screen to the theater as a result of the convenience store's outdoor lighting.
You can read the full story over at The Baltimore Sun.
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