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County To Return To The Drive-In World Saturday - Brevard NC


Last updated 5/27/2020 at 4:25pm

Movies are ready to be shown on this rubber inflatable screen at Brevard Music Center. (Courtesy photo)

The drive-in movie theater began with the Theatre De Gaudalupe in Las Cruces, N.M., in 1915, where the short, silent film "Bags of Gold" was shown.

Though it only lasted a year, the experiment was attempted throughout the 1920s but wasn't perfected until 1933 in Camden, N.J., when Richard Hollingshead Jr. opened one for $25 cents a car and screened the British comedy "Wives Beware."

The drive-in declined for many reasons, one of which being the advancement of home entertainment, but in Brevard, where history and nostalgia are valued as qualities of a city that not only brings in tourists...

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