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Throwback to Drive-In Movie Theaters and those that remain in every U.S. state
Thursday here and we are nearing the end of the week and start of the weekend.
As for today, I thought I would chat about an "old school" topic that only those with a bit of chronological history under your belt may remember - the Drive-In Theatre!
How many of you can remember seeing a motion picture "outdoors" from the comfort of an automobile? Well, as a child of the 1970's, I have several fond memories of this evening excursion with my parents.
Me and my younger sister would bring our blankets and pillows and get nice and cozy as we watched the movie on the big outdoor screen through the front windshield, while all the while, munching on goodies!
Well, for those of you who are still enamored with Drive-in movie theaters, you will just LOVE this article I came across in USA Today:
Drive-in movie theaters in (almost) every state
According to the article "On June 6, 1933, Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. opened the first drive-in theater in New Jersey, and the idea of parking, tuning the radio and watching a movie from the comfort of the car took hold. By the late-1950s, movie goers were jumping into their cars and heading to 4,000 drive-ins across the U.S. "
What a cool idea!!
Unfortunately, over the past thirty-something years, the number of drive-in theaters has dwindled throughout the United States and I would venture to say that most 21st Century kids have never had this experience.
The good news is that there still do remain - roughly 330 across the country in nearly every state, with the exception of Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, and North Dakota.
If the mood hits you to spend an old school evening at a Drive-In theater, visit www.driveinmovie.com to find the nearest one to you.
This official website for drive-in theater enthusiasts states, "DriveInMovie.com was established in 1998 as a resource to celebrate, promote and preserve drive-in movie theaters across the globe...(and) was started by, and is still operated by, die-hard drive-in fanatics who love everything that drive-in theaters have to offer. "
The site maintains a searchable database of all currently operating drive-in theaters in the world, as well as those that have recently closed.
The closest my girls have ever come to "experiencing" a drive-in theater was the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studio lol!
Certainly not the same as the real deal, but it was indeed fun!! (And the food was deelish!!)
That's a wrap for today! Have a great one!