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Drive-In Movie Theaters
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Description:
The Big Picture: As indoor multiplexis multiply, the screen sizes shrink, & prices climb; audiences wreary of this rampant commercialism are rediscovering 'Drive-Ins'.
Drive-Ins provide romantic & nostalgic alternatives under the stars; have larger screens, snack bar menus, & usually 2 sometimes 3 movies for the price of 1 . Yet, Drive-Ins offer an experience & an opportunity for us that is more than meerly seeing a movie on the BiG screen. It is about seeing the larger picture.
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Choosing the Drive-IN supports a fragile Mom & Pop tradtion and celebrates & preserves the presence of the past. HISTORY: The First Drive-In Theater was invented by Richard M. Hollingshead. Hollingshead worked out the details by hanging a sheet for a screen in his backyard. Richard began to experiment in the driveway of his home at 212 Thomas Avenue, New Jersey.Eventually, Hollingshead had the makings of his drive-in. In August of 1932 he applied for a patent. Richard Hollingshead opened the world's first Drive-in Theatre in Camden, New Jersey on June 6, 1933. Its successful debut prompted others to follow. The second drive-in appeared less than one year later in Orefield, Pennsylvania. Shankweiler's Auto Park opened on April 15, 1934 and is the oldest continuously operated drive-in theatre in America. By 1942, there were almost one hundred drive-ins scattered across 27 states. here.
Instructions for Posting a Drive-In Movie Theaters Waymark:
This Category is for active Drive-Ins only. (Ghost Drive- Ins submitted prior to this change are grandfathered.)

To post a new waymark in this category, please:

1. Provide the complete name of the Drive In, the City & State in the Title, (in that order)(Sample: Ken's Carhop Drive In Theater; Birch Run, MI) .
2. Determine the latitude and longitude by physically visiting the site,
3. Provide one or more non-copyrighted photographs of the place from that location.
4. Provide the values of the variables as best you can.
5. Describe your experience.


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To log a Visit, please make every effort to supply an image of yourself at the site. The standard GPS photo may be used as well, or even just an image that you took when you visited the location. If you do not have the option to provide an image, please provide a detailed description of your visit so we can form a 'mental image'
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  • Web Address of Movie Theater
  • Physical Address
  • Admission Price
  • Opening/ Closing
  • Movie Title
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NWNW132.4 km

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Drive-In Movie TheatersCottage View Drive In

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One of the few drive ins still open in the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Nomiker

location: Minnesota

date approved: 7/3/2011

last visited: 4/18/2013

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NWNW140.8 km

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Drive-In Movie TheatersVali-Hi Drive-in - Lake Elmo, MN

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This drive-in is located just off interstate 94 in Lake Elmo, Minnesota. Take the Manning Avenue North exit then left on Hudson Boulevard.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Siren Hunter

location: Minnesota

date approved: 8/17/2011

last visited: 6/12/2019

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