Miami’s first drive-in movie theatre opened

Friday 25th February 1938

Miami’s first drive-in movie theatre opened. Invented in 1933 by Richard Hollingshead, the first drive-in debuted on Crescent Boulevard in Camden New, Jersey. Admission was 25¢ per car and 25¢ per individual, with no car paying more than $1.00. Hollingshead received a patent for his idea in 1933, but it was later repealed in 1939. The drive-in craze would reach its peak in 1963 when 3,502 theatres were in operation the US.

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