Midweek Mouth-Off: Drive-In Memories

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Last week marked the 80th anniversary of the drive-in theatre, the first of which opened in New Jersey, USA on 6 June 1933. Sadly, this once great outdoor movie-going institution has pretty much faded away all around the world. Only a couple of the venues still run in South Africa, in Gauteng in particular.

So – considering we’re the nation that produced the hit song “Ag, please Daddy, won’t you take us to the drive-in?”, today we want to know if you have any fond memories of this once popular alternative to the indoor cinema complex? Do you miss it? Do you even remember it? Let’s take a trip down nostalgia lane…

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Last Updated: June 12, 2013

Noelle Adams

Sometime Tomb Raider. Full-time Pop Culture fanatic and Geekaissance Woman. Most often spotted outputting Pop Culture opinion pieces, writing fanfic and original genre fare, cosplaying and bringing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu smackdown. Editor of the Comics and Toys section.

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