On Friday, February 01, 2013, Theatre Historical Society of America will open a NEW exhibit entitled Movies in the Moonlight: The Life and Times of the American Drive-In Movie Theatre. The exhibit will remain until January 2014 and will highlight rise and fall of the Drive-in theatre.
THS will hold an opening night reception as well as honor Richard Sklenar for his long service to THS. The full Board of Directors will be attending to mark this special occasion. This is a FREE event, but space is limited. Light refreshments will be served. Please note that the museum is on the second floor with no elevator. RSVP.Who: Theatre Historical Society of America What: Exhibit Opening and Open House When: Friday, February 01, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Where: 152 N. York St., 2nd Fl., Elmhurst, IL 60126 (above the York Theatre) RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 782-1800 Movies in the Moonlight: The Life and Times of the Drive-In Theatre February 2013 – January 20142013 marks the 80th anniversary of the Drive-in theatre. Movies in the Moonlight traces the rise and fall of the Drive-in theatre from the first (opened June 6, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey), to the peak of their popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s (with some 4,000 drive-ins across the United States), to their decline into a quasi-novelty status. The exhibit will explore their popularity, technology, and why they became (and continue to be) an American cultural icon.
The exhibit will run February 2013 to January 2014. The American Theatre Architecture Museum is FREE and open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.