New Braunfels Drive-In Movie Theater Stars & Stripes has proclaimed that they will start constructing a drive-in movie theater in New Braunfels, Texas during the first quarter of 2014, which will be ready for opening during the summer. This drive-in theater is expected to be open year-round and will show digital first-run double-features nightly. It will have the largest movie screens in the state of Texas, and two of the screen towers are proposed to be more than 90 feet in width.
LIFE at the Drive-In: Photos of a Vanishing American Pastime
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
Abandoned Chief drive-in theater (How many abandoned drive-ins still have the projectionist’s chair and the projector itself standing much as they were after the last show ended? Moreover, just who were the Chief’s paying customers considering the arid Panhandle town had a population of only 60 in the year 2000)