Sunday, June 14, 2009

Little Trivia

What was the first drive in movie?

A ten acre site in Camden New Jersey. It was opened by Richard Hollingshead on June 6, 1933. The screen measured 40 by 30 feet and there was room for 400 cars.

Ah...the drive in movies. Gee, I remember going to them every Friday or Saturday night with a car load of friends. Back then they had all night horror movies. We'd bring food, drinks and blankets. The blankets weren't always used for keeping out the cold:) We'd also bring those little coiled do dads that you would have to burn to keep the mosquitoes away. Man, those were the good ole days!

4 comments:

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Good times! I either went as part of a couple or it was a double date starting around 1955. We didn't see a whole lot of the movie either:)

The sound speaker hung on the window. It was always a double feature plus a news reel and cartoons. Yepper, it brings a smile to my face when I think about those times....Nancy:)

LuAnn said...

OMG, I remember some great times at the drive in. Kids these days don't know what they are missing!

Tory Richards said...

Always a good time, Nancy! I recall how those ugly metal speakers usually had bird poop on them:)

Tory Richards said...

I bet if they came back they'd be a big hit, LuAnn.