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Drawing of the first drive-in in Camden, NJ / Popular Mechanics, 1933

Opening of the First Drive-in Theater Celebrated With Google Doodle

Drawing of the first drive-in in Camden, NJ / image from Popular Mechanics, Sept 1933

Have you been to Google today?  Today Google is celebrating the 79th anniversary of the drive-in theater with a new doodle on its homepage. When you click the play button, the show begins.  Google has uploaded the video to YouTube if you want to just watch it here.

According to this account of the drive-in theater’s history, the drive-in opened on Tuesday June 6, 1933 on Crescent Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey, and it cost 25 cents for the car and 25 cents per person to get in.

Source: http://www.webpronews.com/opening-of-the-first-drive-in-theater-celebrated-with-google-doodle-2012-06

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