Today Google honored the anniversary of the first drive-in theater which opened on June 6, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey. The American landscape is featured on the Google homepage with a video montage representative of the pastime in its heyday. Janson Media also today announced that it has licensed the historic film Drive-In Movie Memories (1 x 60′) to American Public Television to be aired on public broadcasting stations nationwide.
Drive-In Movie Memories (1 X 60′) chronicles the drive-in’s birth and development, its phenomenal popularity with audiences of all ages, its tragic decline, and its inevitable comeback as a classic form of Americana. Described by Variety as “slick and entertaining,” Drive-In Movie Memories includes photos and footage from the mid-1930s until today, a powerful original music score, and lively interviews with such notables as Leonard Maltin, Barry Corbin, Burton Gilliam, Beverly Garland, Samuel Arkoff, and John Bloom (aka Joe Bob Briggs). Drive-In Movie Memories covers every aspect of the drive-in movie-going experience: early outdoor projection, the marriage of the car and the movie, architects and drive-in construction, sound projection solutions, food trailers and concession stands, families and entertainment, teenagers and passion, church services, celebrity appearances, exploitation films, the effects of television and the VCR, and the drive-in’s decline and comeback.
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