autoscope

A Screen for Every Car Drive-in Movie System

From California THS member Lynn Perry via former THS Board member Ted Gooding in Pasadena.

Autoscope drive-in movie had a screen for every car

March 2, 2011

By Shirley Triplett, Pleasanton, California

The Autoscope in Buffalo, Missouri.

The Autoscope in Buffalo, Missouri opened August 1, 1954, the summer after I graduated from high school. It was a revolutionary idea, with 118 screens set up like a giant wheel, instead of one big screen. . . .

Full story here from  Reminisce magazine which is full of reader recollections like this one. Link is in left column, 3rd from top:

One Comment

  1. VERY Interesting. Sure do wish I could have seen that place. I’ve never heard of it. Having been a projectionist in my much younger days, I can’t imagine how they delt with focusing the image on all those screens.

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