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What does cinema look like outside the 'black box'?

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The 15 coolest drive-in theaters in the US

The 15 coolest drive-in theaters in the US

The coolest drive-in theaters in the US include the Skyview Drive-In in Belleville, Illinois; the 66 Drive-In in Carthage, Missouri; and Bengies in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gemini Theatre.........Dallas, Texas

Gemini Theatre Sign

Photo taken 1985 or early 1986. If you were a kid growing up in Dallas from the 60s - the mid 80's, you probably remember going to the Gemini on hot summer Monday nights, when it was $1 a carload to get in, and almost every car was packed to the brim with kids contorted in all kinds of strange ways. I remember sweating to death in the trunk with two friends waiting for what seemed like forever in the long line that went around the block to get in. The experience was so traumatic that I don't…

Best Drive In in America. Still around, with only minor changes, mostly for the better. Familiarize yourself with the Rules, which are strictly enforced. Ignorance of the Rules is no excuse.

Bengies Drive-In Theatre

Baltimore Maryland 1956

Skyview Drive-In in Belleville, Illinois: Marquee lit up

Skyview Drive-In Theater, Belleville, IL - Image iltskyv014.jpg

Skyview Drive-In Theater, Belleville, IL - Marquee lit up

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Higgins Moonlite Drive-In

Along U.S. 70S in Woodbury, TN Hello to anybody who found this photo here: blogs.move.com/behind-the-walls/2007/04/17/backyard-theater/

1948 wish I were there! Literally that year

San Fran 1948 - killer-inspiration

San Fran 1948

I went here years ago...LOVED IT! Mel's Diner at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, California.

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I went here years ago...LOVED IT! Mel's Diner at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood, California.

Did you know the first drive-in movie theater was in Camden, New Jersey in 1933? At its peak, nearly 5,000 drive-ins were located throughout the US.

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instagram: “ 80th Anniversary of the Drive-in Movie Theater On this day in 1933, the very first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, USA. The phenomenon quickly caught on with...

Sign for the Airway Drive-in Theatre on St. Charles Rock Road in north county opened in 1948 - I remember seeing the original 1971 Mechanic movie with my sister's friend, it is a experience today's youth will never experience along with the skeeters.

Sign for the Airway Drive-in Theatre on St. Charles Rock Road in north county opened in 1948 - I remember seeing the original 1971 Mechanic movie with my sister's friend, it is a experience today's youth will never experience along with the skeeters.

Going to the movies was an important part of life back in the day.

Vintage photos of N.J. movie theaters

Going to the movies was an important part of life back in the day.

If your from The Macomb county area and in your mid 40s you may remember going here as a kid.

If your from The Macomb county area and in your mid 40s you may remember going here as a kid.

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View of the neon sign for the Airline Drive-In. On the Town came out in 1949.

Lakewood Drive-In Theater, Carson Street, Lakewood, California (LOC)

Margolies, John,, photographer. Lakewood Drive-In Theater, Carson Street, Lakewood, California 1981. 1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm (slide format). Notes: Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Mural and decorated screens; Drive-in movie theaters & signs. Purchase; John Margolies 2007 (DLC/PP-2007:125). Credit line: John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs…