5 Best Drive-In Movie Theaters That Somehow Still Exist

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The very first drive-in movie theater opened in 1933 at Park-In Theaters, in Camden, New Jersey. The term “drive-in” came later when this theater experience became more popular, as thousands of drive-ins opened all across the United States. The popularity of these theaters was especially high after World War II, as it became an iconic part of American culture. Every weekend family, friends, and couples would pay a quarter to watch a movie in the privacy of their cars. Now, drive-in movie theaters aren’t nearly as popular, with fewer than 500 still around, though some of them are certainly still some of the best theaters. 99W Drive-In in Newberg, Oregon, is one of these drive-in movie theaters that somehow still exists. The theater has been owned by the Francis family for three generations, since 1953 when Ted Francis built the theater, with "Sea Devils" and "Under the Sahara" showing as the first features. Since opening, every year the drive-in has larger car counts, and fortunately the theater can park 275 to 300 cars. Theater regulars from Washington and neighboring Oregon towns drive down to the drive-in, since it only opens for a short period every year, typically from April to October. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/civilized.life/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/civilized.life/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Civilized_Life LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/10198314/ Website: https://www.civilized.life/

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freakyflow : Canada we have 4 Drive-in's in the major area of where i live...5 Drive-in being my fav.... So picture this Warm summer dusk with a light breeze You drive you Chevy blazer with the back that drops down like a pick up truck You reverse into the parking spot at the back so your rear end is facing the wide screen You set out 2 or 3 heavy blankets on the truck and put the hatch down You break out Your pop and chipcs and goodies (chocolate drizzled popcorn) and you and the girlfriend and your Yorkie lay out under the stars Firefly's buzzing around Nights so clear you can see satellites moving 1 min walk from the bathroom and snackbar Your movie comes on and not only do you hear it on your radio but the whole park I think the flip side would be watching a movie in a southern USA state