This Day in History

The first drive-in movie theater opened on June 6, 1933, in Camden, New Jersey. This novel concept, introduced by Richard Hollingshead, was designed to offer a unique movie-watching experience where patrons could view films from the comfort and privacy of their cars. The idea quickly caught on, becoming a popular family activity and a quintessential part of American culture, especially during the 1950s and 1960s. Drive-ins became synonymous with American pop culture, providing a space for community and entertainment under the stars.