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Let's Go To a Drive-In Movie!

Written by Cyn Felthousen-Post


Who remembers going to drive-in movies when you were a kid? There was something special about sitting under the stars and watching the big screen from your car. You could be as loud as you wanted, eat snacks that you brought along with you and snuggle under a blanket, too!

The first drive-in opened in 1933, in Camden, NJ. The catch phrase at the time was “Movie Theater Lets Cars Drive Right In!” Back then the idea of driving a car to watch a movie outdoors was new and exciting. Admission to a drive-in back in the 50’s was only 25 cents a person and teens loved it! There are many reasons they were so popular in the 50’s and 60’s, but they were known as a “passion pit” by teenagers who would make out on their movie date.

Now you don’t have to clip speakers in your car window and the pictures are of better quality with technology.You get the retro feel, like a special occasion. A sense of happiness and fun, kids can play, it’s a social event. Everything old is new again, so the uprise of the drive-in movie is due to come around again!