The American Drive-In Movie Theater
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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Review: The American Drive-In Movie TheatreUser 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
Review: The American Drive-In Movie TheatreUser 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