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Coming soon…to a backyard near you

The concept of showing movies outdoors under the stars isn’t novel; the first drive-in theater opened in New Jersey over 75 years ago today.

first drive-in-theater

The popularity of drive-in theaters exploded in the 1950’s and by 1958, there were nearly 5,000 drive-ins from coast to coast. Sadly, there are only about 375 drive-in theaters left in the United States.

A list of the remaining drive-in locations can be found here.

A whole new generation of movie fans are experiencing outdoor shows via do-it-yourself ingenuity and modern technology in the backyard.

Movie night in the backyard is a great family tradition. This week, I will be sharing fun features on backyard movie theaters.

In the meantime, check out this gallery of backyard theater fun.

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2 Responses to " Coming soon…to a backyard near you "

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Love your ideas, Tauni! Thanks for visiting my blog. I linked to you in the post I wrote today: http://sixgoldencoins.blogspot.com/2010/06/outdoor-movie.html

  2. [...] Check out my post on the history of the drive-in movie, as well as drive-in locations across the nation here. [...]

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