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Tuesday 16th May 1933

Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr was granted U.S. Patent 1,909,537 for his invention, the drive-in theater. The first drive-in movie theater was in Camden, New Jersey. It had a 40 x 50 ft (12 x 15 meter) screen and could accomodate 400 cars. The admission was $0.25 per car plus $0.25 per person. The theater opened in June 1933 and the first film shown was Adolphe Menjou’s Wife Beware. Within a few years drive-ins were being built all over the USA.

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