Cancel 0 Between sophomore year of highschool and the summer before I left for college I worked at my local movie theater. Although it was only 12 screens, it was essentially the only thing to do in our town— so people flocked there. Throughout my close to three years with the company, I have seen some truly baffling things. I understand that every movie theater is run different and this is not a reflection on any of those companies; just ones from my own personal experience as a concession worker and ticket-taker. People have visceral reactions to movies, which can be beautiful at times and fucking terrifying at others.
The History of the Drive-In Movie Theater | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian
Capitol commemorated the 75th birthday of a distinctive slice of Americana: It was on that day in that Richard Hollingshead opened the first theater for the auto-bound in Camden, N. People paid 25 cents per car as well as per person to see the British comedy Wives Beware under the stars. The concept of showing movies outdoors wasn't novel; people often watched silent films on screens set up at beaches or other places boasting an abundance of sky. However, it took an auto-parts salesman such as Hollingshead to see the genius in giving a car-loving society one more activity they could do in their vehicles. He first conceived the drive-in as the answer to a problem.