Welcome to a new category here on THEI. Every Saturday we will be presenting a tribute to the number 1 entertainment media in America “back in the day” – The Drive-In Theater. In the late 1940’s and throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s the growing popularity of the family car led to a new American pastime, watching movies from your car. So, on every Saturday, especially in the summer, we would grab a dollar out of the cookie jar (a buck a carload) and head out to the outskirts of almost any American town or city and enjoy the movies.
Unfortunately with the popularity of Television beginning in the 1960’s and the greater profits from the land that the drive-ins were built on being so good from the tract homes being built for the growing number of young baby boomers families it became unprofitable to own a Drive-In Theater. The Drive-In Theater was history and the sprawling suburbs swallowed them up.
With the passing of the Drive-In Movie we also lost the venue for the mostly Grade-B movies that was their staple. (be they good, bad or indifferent)
THEI is proud to bring some of those lost and forgotten films and Selected Short subjects back in this series of postings. I hope you enjoy this ongoing tribute. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
MORE ENTERTAINING IF WATCHED IN FULL SCREEN MODE
Frank Sinatra in SUDDENLY (1954) Rare WIDESCREEN version FULL MOVIE
Published on Jan 9, 2011
Variety clock Drive-in theater Intermission
YouTube ~ driveinfilm Published on Jun 16, 2017
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