Drive-in Theaters: A History from Their Inception in 1933

Drive-in Theaters: A History from Their Inception in 1933

Kerry Segrave


A essentially American establishment (though it seemed in different international locations reminiscent of Japan and Italy), the drive-in theater now sits at the verge of extinction. in the course of its heyday, drive-ins may be present in groups either huge and small. many of the higher theaters held as much as 3,000 automobiles and have been usually crammed to ability on weekends. The heritage of the drive-in from its beginnings within the Nineteen Thirties via its heyday within the Nineteen Forties and Fifties to its sluggish loss of life in modern day the United States is carefully documented right here: the patent battles, group matters with morality (on-screen and off), technological advances (audio platforms, monitors, etc.), audiences, and the drive-in’s position within the movie undefined.

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