Most older Americans fondly remember drive-in movie theaters.
They were prominent as part of the automobile culture of the 1950s.
While there are a few drive-ins going back to the 1920's and even before, the big boom in the 1950's along with the rise of the automobile culture.
The drive-in theater was invented in 1914 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
The map shows all drive-in theaters in the United States listed in the drive-ins.com database, a total of 4644. Of these, 336 (shown in yellow) are active today.
Drive-ins outside of the United States are not shown but had modest popularity in Canada, Australia, and a few other countries.
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