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82 years ago today, first U.S. drive-in theater opened in Camden City, N.J.

CAMDEN -- A once prominent -- but now faded -- pop culture phenomenon got its start 82 years ago in New Jersey.

On June 6, 1933, the first drive-in theater in the United States opened in Camden.

Richard Hollingshead opened the very first drive-in theater in the city "on what's now Admiral Wilson Boulevard on the border of Pennsauken," Tyler Hoffman, English professor at Rutgers-Camden and co-curator of the "Sounds of Camden" exhibit told the South Jersey Times this past November.

CAMDEN -- A once prominent -- but now faded -- pop culture phenomenon got its start 82 years ago in New Jersey. On June 6, 1933, the first drive-in theater in the United States opened in Camden. Richard Hollingshead opened the very first drive-in theater in the city "on what's now Admiral Wilson Boulevard on the…

 

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