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What does mom have to do with a Drive-In Theater?
Would you believe it was a mother’s back pain that caused the drive-in theater to come into existence? A young entrepreneur Richard Hollingshead was inspired by his mother’s discomfort at the movie theater to create the very first park-in theater. Only later were these theaters called drive-in theaters. Although June is the month for Father’s Day, it was June 6, 1933 when the first park-in theater opened inspired by this young man’s wish to help is mother.
His idea led to a multitude of other drive in theater’s opening with the height of drive-in theaters being 5,000 across the nation back in the mid 1960’s. It is a novelty event taking the family to an open-air theater, making an experience that is not soon forgotten.
Sunset Drive-In Theater in Hartford Michigan was opened in 1948 and is still showing movies in 2018! That is quite the amazing feat. With a capacity for 300 cars, this theater allows for you to be outside while you watch a movie and enjoy the fresh air. Even if you don’t remember the movie, you will remember your time with friends and family at this drive-in theater.
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Author: Sara Kaitlyn