Yes, I’m A Google Doodle junkie, I admit to checking out their home page daily to see if there is a special Google Doodle! Today they have an animated themed tribute to the opening of the first ever drive in movie theater!
Today’s animated Google Doodle on their home page leads directly to a listing for the opening of the first drive-in theater in New Jersey, 79 years ago today.
Included below for just a bit of additional history on the drive in movie theater is a drawing from the first patent for the Drive-In Theater (United States Patent# 1,909,537) which was issued on May 16, 1933. The first drive in movie patent was issues to Richard Hollingshead. Richard Hollingshead, then a young sales manager at his dad’s Whiz Auto Products, opened the first drive-in on Tuesday, June 6, 1933, at a location on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey. The price of admission was 25 cents for the car and 25 cents per person. Have you ever been to a drive in movie theater? If not, you should go at least once. Today’s drive in movie theaters usually show a very popular movie at a great price (Usually $5.00 to $10 per car) instead of the standard $9+ per ticket for the indoor movie theater tickets.
Check out a few screenshots of today’s Google Doodle animation below.