Abandoned Drive-In Theater [Washington] This abandoned drive-in movie theater is located in the state of Washington. Drive-in theaters were extremely popular during the late '50s and early '60s, but unfortunately, many of them now look like this one, a drive-in graveyard.
Drive ins -- so much fun when I was a kid!--I worked at Penguin Point starting at the age of 13 then all through high school. This is how we waited on cars. What wonderful memories. I earned money for school clothes. A quarter played 3 songs in the juke box.
The first drive-in movie theatre opened in Camden, New Jersey, on June 6, 1933. At the height of their popularity in the 1950s and 60s there were roughly 4,000 drive-in theatres across America compared to only a few hundred today. This photo was taken in Chicago, 1951 - LIFE magazine