American Drive-In Movie Theater (Motorbooks Classics Series)

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The drive-in movie theater brought together two distinct American institutions: cars and movies. Since the earliest drive-ins of the 1930s, these entertainment complexes have been an integral part of American culture. Their appeal stretched to people from all corners of the country, offering a place for social gathering and various amusements. Take a ride down memory lane in this entertaining look at every aspect of the drive-in movie theater: the architecture, the marquees, the cars, the food, and much more. ...

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Overview

The drive-in movie theater brought together two distinct American institutions: cars and movies. Since the earliest drive-ins of the 1930s, these entertainment complexes have been an integral part of American culture. Their appeal stretched to people from all corners of the country, offering a place for social gathering and various amusements. Take a ride down memory lane in this entertaining look at every aspect of the drive-in movie theater: the architecture, the marquees, the cars, the food, and much more. Black-and-white and color photos, along with period ads and other memorabilia, provide a highly illustrated tour from the origins of the drive-in, through its heyday in the 1950s, its decline, and its subsequent revival.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760317075
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Series: Motorbooks Classic Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2001

    It's my favorite book of all time

    I borrowed this from the library, then renewed it. Had to return it. Did this a couple of times. Finally purchased my own copy. I love looking through it. I am lucky enough to live near 2 drive-in theaters that are still operating, I'm so glad my son can enjoy what I enjoyed as a kid, and this book will keep it alive forever it our minds! It's a great book for anyone who ever went to the drive-in, and especially for those who never got the chance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2000

    My Parents Will Love It!

    I just bought my parents this book for the Holidays. Before covering the box with wrapping paper, I took my own curious peek inside the cover. What a peek it was, drive-in movie theatres jumped right off the pages. Young adults looking for a gift for their parents cannot go wrong here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2000

    American Drive-in Movie Theater

    I love nostalgia, this book makes me appreciate it even more! Both the text and photos make me think of all the good times I had as a child at the outdoor movies. My mother and father would have been pleased if they had known how much I loved our trips to the drive-in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2000

    American Drive-in Movie Theater

    Once, drive-ins were everywhere, this book will make them appear again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2000

    American Drive-in Movie Theater

    The book caused me to remember all the good times I had at the drive-in during my youth. Also, the photos were great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2000

    American Drive-in Movie Theater

    The photos and text which the Sanders include are a lively description of why we all loved drive-in movie theatres. The book could not have been better.

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