The American Drive-In Movie Theater

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Motorbooks International, 2003 - Architecture - 160 pages
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The drive-in movie theater brought together two distinct American institutions: cars and movies. Since the earliest drive-ins of the 1930s, these entertainment complexes have been an integral part of American culture. Their appeal stretched to people from all corners of the country, offering a place for social gathering and various amusements. Take a ride down memory lane in this entertaining look at every aspect of the drive-in movie theater: the architecture, the marquees, the cars, the food, and much more. Black-and-white and color photos, along with period ads and other memorabilia, provide a highly illustrated tour from the origins of the drive-in, through its heyday in the 1950s, its decline, and its subsequent revival.

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User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

As noted, the format and layout drive me a little crazy, and he tends to beat you over the head with some information. I love the subject matter, so I'll overlook most of it and there's a reference to Buddy Holly on the very last page! Read full review

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User Review  - Joel Manuel - Goodreads

Very interesting and nostalgiac look at the era of drive-in movies, marred only by a couple of errors in chronology that I noticed (and of course can't remember while typing this). I'd like to see an updated edition, and of course I'd like to go to a drive-in now. :) Read full review

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Don and Susan Sanders have a website ( promoting drive-ins, themselves, and their documentary film, Drive-In Movies Memories. They reside in Dallas, Texas.

Tom Hoobyar, NLP Master Practitioner, engineer, and high-tech CEO, uses his NLP skills and life experience to help individuals and businesses grow. He also founded the NLP Cafe, the international NLP Alumni study group with branches around the world.

Tom Dotz founded the NLP Institute of California in 1990, growing it in four years to the largest organization of its kind in the U.S. In 1998 he acquired NLP Comprehensive, initiating new programs to keep it at the forefront of NLP.

Susan Sanders is a seasoned training executive. She helps companies make learning and working easier, more fun, and more meaningful by integrating key concepts and strategies from her decade-long study of NLP.

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