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80th Anniversary of the Drive-in Movie Theater

80th Anniversary of the Drive-in Movie Theater

In 1933 the first drive-in movie theater opened in New Jersey. The new movie-going experience quickly caught on with drive-ins numbering almost 5,000 in it’s heyday. Today, only a few hundred drive-ins operate in the United States and Canada.

Many of the remaining theaters are celebrating the 80th anniversary with special showings. Why not check out a drive-in tonight?

Here are some photos from the last drive-in my gal and I attended. It’s called the Starlite Drive In Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario. We saw Ted, a great movie to see at a drive-in.

It brought back so many great memories. The drive-in will always be a nostalgic summer night tradition for me. I hope they don’t completely vanish.