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Today (June 6) in EP Music History Trivia

Postby KarenZ » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:38 am

"At the drive-in we’d meet
In the Buick’s back seat
We’d find the Cracker Jack prize in the dark
Back home your father’d come out
And say “what was the movie about?”
I said “a ghost” – you said “a great white shark”
-- Ellis Paul in "Summertime"

Folks,

It was on this date in 1933 that the first drive-in movie theater opened in the U.S. The first movie shown was called Wife Beware. :shock: The list of towns/states where the first 18 drive-ins opened in the 1930s is rather interesting. :) Can you guess the city/state where the first drive-in opened?

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Postby wendy » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:24 am

oh my goodness, I actually guessed the correct state! :shock:
Not that I know anything about the history of drive-ins; I guess it just felt like something that would appeal in that neck of the woods in the '30s...

Thanks for the history lesson, Karen! As always, you are a font of information! 8)
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Postby Patti » Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:02 pm

We love going to the drive-in. We make sure we go at least once a summer. We find it is best to go early June, or later in August, because of the sunset. In July the movies don't start till 9:00 which is fine for the teenagers but not the youngins, or the oldens for that matter!! It is always a fun time.

I did see Jaws at the drive in, on Cape Cod no less. What were my parents thinking!!!

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Postby bonuela » Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:23 pm

This same bit of trivia flashed across the welcome board at work this morning. :D
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