Don't you love going to the drive-in? When I was a kid, it was one of my favorite things to do. Well, luckily here in the Capital Region, we still have several Drive-ins to go to. And today is National Drive-In Movie Day. Richard M. Hollingshead Jr. of Camden, New Jersey was the creator of the drive-in theater. Hollingshead’s drive-in opened in New Jersey on June 6, 1933. At this first drive-in theater, the screen was 40 feet by 50 feet and there were 400 car slots.The advertising slogan used was, “The whole family is welcome, regardless of how noisy the children are.” The idea caught on quickly and drive-ins began to pop up in other areas.In the late 1950s there were 4,000 drive-ins across the United States. According to thenewswheel.com, New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio have the best opportunity for movie viewing under the stars. We're lucky enough to have the Hollywood Drive-In in Averill Park, The Jericho in Albany, The Malta in, well, Malta, The Hathaway and more. Do yourself a favor. Go to the Drive-In this summer. You'll feel like a kid again? Tell me if you still go and take the kids or grandkids. Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.
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