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Reynold's Drive-in ~ Ticket Booth ~  Transfer, PA ~  USA | by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo
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Reynold's Drive-in ~ Ticket Booth ~ Transfer, PA ~ USA

A drive-in theater is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen, a projection booth, a concession stand and a large parking area for automobiles. Within this enclosed area, customers can view movies from the privacy and comfort of their cars.

The drive-in theater was the creation of Camden, New Jersey, chemical company magnate Richard M. Hollingshead, Jr., whose family owned and operated the R.M. Hollingshead Corporation chemical plant in Camden. In 1932, Hollingshead conducted outdoor theater tests .

Over time, the economics of real estate made the large property areas increasingly expensive for drive-ins to operate successfully. Land became far too valuable for businesses such as drive-ins, which in most cases were summer-only.

Many drive-in movie sites remain, repurposed as storage or flea markets site

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Taken on July 19, 2011