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)
June 7,1933, the very first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, USA. The phenomenon quickly caught on with drive-ins numbering nearly 5,000 at its peak popularity peak popularity. Now, eighty years later, only a few hundred of these relics currently operate in the United States.