Olympic Drive-In Theatre, Hollywood, CA

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Summer nights spent under the stars at the drive-in. Sounds like a thing of the past, right? This week, we’re throwing it back to the 1950s when drive-in theatres became popular for family outings and date nights. In 1951, 2 women drive past a sign advertising Hollywood’s Olympic Drive-In, formerly named the Pico Drive-In — California’s first outdoor movie theatre. Moviegoers in more than 750 cars were able to enjoy movie nights at the drive-in until it closed in 1973.

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3 Responses

  1. Steven Camden says:

    Surprisingly one still exists where I live at in the Stephens City/Winchester, VA area called Family Drive-In.

  2. Films are best source of entertainment as well as it has many advantages like horror. "From my point of view, the horror is very detrimental effect on the psyche of infirm people. For example, of what I am. In today's horror films are mainly used dramatic piano accompaniment, which almost stops the heart. I do not think this genre of movies that you can watch any person. For example, after watching a horror movie, I could not sleep for a week. Most often, it seems to me that people watch these films in order to experience that kind of adrenaline. But, honestly, I do not think that in these movies have something that can at least something to help the person. For me, just the same, a supporter of films about life, about friendship, about loyalty. I think they contain more meaning than any other horror movie. Purely personal opinion."

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