Drive-In Theaters in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA — For those with fond memories of the Drive-In theatre experience in its heyday the San Diego Weekly Reader has an extensive article entitled Drive-In Theaters in San Diego: Complete Illustrated History 1947 thru 2008.
The article is huge and lavishly illustrated with photographs and newspaper ads of the time. It also covers their peak years in the 1950s when there were over 4000 operating in the United States, their adaption to new technologies such as Cinemascope and 70mm, their alternate daytime uses such as swap meets, farmers markets and church services on Sunday and, sadly, their eventual decline. It is well worth the time spent to read the entire article.