The first drive-in theater ever


WORLD'S FIRST
DRIVE-IN THEATER

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What was the world's first drive-in theater?

In 1932, sales manager at Whiz Auto Products, Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr. nailed a screen to a tree in his yard at 212 Thomas Avenue, Camden, New Jersey. He then placed a projector on the hood of his car, parked a bunch of cars in the driveway and proceeded to show a movie. This was all a test to work out the kinks before building the world's first drive-in.

On  May 16, 1933 Richard Hollingshead was granted United States Patent # 1,909,537 for the Drive-In Theater.

Richard Hollingshead secured three investors, Willie Warren Smith, Edward Ellis and Oliver Willets, and raised $30,000.00 and on May 19, 1933 the construction of the world's first drive-in began.

On Tuesday June 6, 1933 on Crescent Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey, going by the name 'Drive-In Theatre', the world's first drive-in opened for business.

The original price to enter was $.25 for the car, $.25 per person with a $1.00 maximum.


The Drive-In Theatre


The first drive-in theater ever

The first drive-in theater ever

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