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Drive in movie speaker. You had to make sure that you took it off of your window before you backed out of your space. Not very good sound.

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Drive-in movies. My parents would put us in our pajamas and load us into the "wayback" of the station wagon with pillows and blankets. We were much more interested in what we could get from the snack bar than we were in the movie, and were usually asleep long before the movie ended.

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from TIME.com

LIFE at the Drive-In: Photos of a Vanishing American Pastime

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LIFE at the Drive-In: Photos of a Vanishing American Pastime

The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, on June 6, 1933. At the height of their popularity in the 1950s and 60s there were roughly 4,000 drive-in theaters across America compared to only a few hundred today. This photo was taken in Chicago, 1951 - LIFE magazine.

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