Here’s something I miss more each summer: the drive-in movie theater.
It’s a uniquely American creation, after all.
According to Kerry Segrave, author of “Drive-in Theaters: A History from Their Inception in 1933,” only two other countries, Canada and Australia, were able to come close to America’s “intense love affair with drive-ins.”
In order for drive-ins to spring up over America during the post-World War II boom, a unique blend of conditions had to exist.
First, there had to be an abundance of relatively inexpensive land, as drive-ins take up a lot of real estate – and America had lots of affordable farmland near our newly formed suburbs.