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Daemon
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First Drive-In Theater Opens in New Jersey (1933)

The drive-in theater was the creation of New Jersey chemical company magnate Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. In 1932, Hollingshead nailed a screen to trees in his backyard and set a projector on the hood of his car. After applying for a patent for his creation, Hollingshead opened the first drive-in the next year. Though it only operated for three years, the concept soon caught on in other states. How many drive-ins are estimated to have existed in the US at the height of their popularity? More...
Robert Imgrat
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Angel Hmm... I did not know, that Belgium is a developed country, where such a nice form of cinema can be found.
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The drive-in theaters peaked in the late 50s and early 60s are now history but, rock and roll is here to stay...
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i miss them, but there are still around in very small towns
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There are a few drive-in revival places in Oz, my brother takes his kids there. It's usually kids shows.

I remember as a teen going to one of the few drive-ins still operating. We didn't actually go to the drive-in, we went to Bludgers' Hill from where we could see the movie, without the sound. Fond memories of near alcohol poisoning. Aah, lost youth!
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I was in my teens in the late 50's and aw yes, they were passion pits for sure.
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I loved the drive in and other form of outdoor cinemas.
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a wealthy old friend used to have his wife drive into the Vermont drive inn theater with him in the trunk. so he got them in for 3$ not 6$.
Milica Boghunovich
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johnfl wrote:
a wealthy old friend used to have his wife drive into the Vermont drive inn theater with him in the trunk. so he got them in for 3$ not 6$.


Miserly wealthy cheater...
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Only in New Jersey.
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