National Drive-In Movie Theater Day

On this day in 1933 the very first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey. In the early 1950’s there were more than 4,000 across America. That has steadily decreased since then until they are an oddity today. But they are enjoying a bit of a resurgence in interest as COVID-19 has closed indoor movie theaters. As people use up their streaming service inventory and itching to get outdoors some people are driving a long time to get to one. Pro tips – park backwards in the space to open the tailgate and wash the popcorn butter off the steering wheel before trying to drive out.

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