Wednesday, June 6, 2012

79th Anniversary of the First Drive In Theatre

Google on June 6 posted on its search engine homepage an animated tribute to the 79th anniversary of the first drive-in movie theater.
The theater's founder, Richard Hollingshead, was issued a patent in 1933 for his concept of a theater that drivers could attend without having to ditch their cars. Within a few weeks, Hollingshead had opened his theater in Camden, New Jersey.
When the venue opened, Hollingshead's "screen" was a gigantic brick wall, in front of which the audience positioned their cars. Admission was only 25 cents per person, plus 25 cents per car. 


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