The Auto Cinemas
The drive-ins are a common element in any American movie set in America and 50 60 years. Who does not have in its retinal image of a couple in a car with a giant movie screen in the background? No person who does not remember any of the scenes in a drive-in cinema of the well-known movie Grease.
The drive-ins They first emerged in the U.S. Hand Richard M. Hollingshead, who built the first New Jersey, providing solutions to the many families who could not afford to pay all movie tickets, since in this drive-in cinema only a small car entry per person is paid. These consisted of a giant cinema screen, which could be made on different surfaces as a simple white painted wall, and an esplanade bounded places where parked cars. the sound of movies originally came from the speakers of the screen themselves.
Over the years and as the popularity of these Drive-Ins increased and they proliferated throughout the country, the audio system evolved, going from an individual speaker that hung from the car window and was connected to a post located next to each car, until reaching the AM or FM system, through which a station was tuned into the car radio and the film's audio was played there. This system allowed us to enjoy movies in stereo and high fidelity.
This type of film quickly became a favorite haunt of teenage couples as within film could enjoy the privacy of your vehicle. The darkness of the environment and predomintante genre films of the era, horror and science fiction, conducive ideal for cuddling climax. In fact in the U.S. it is said that one in four Americans of 50 decade of was conceived in drive-in.
We can not understand the evolution of drive-without talking about the evolution and growth of the automobile industry and film as it grew from the hand, and the evolution of the film industry was that just condemning these theaters, as worshiped by nostalgic of 50 years. This type of cinemas reached a number of up to 4000 locations at its peak, but with the appearance of color television and the general development of the film industry that led to the appearance of films available for rent, video players etc, added to the fact that the land was more and more valuable due to the increase of the real estate economy, the drive-in began to lose popularity until today, despite the attempts of the entrepreneurs of the sector. Today, no more than 500 drive-ins operate in the US.
Times change with the development of new technologies and hand with them new trends are emerging and new industries. The time of the drive-ins already happened, like the time of the American Diners and dancing around a Jukebox. Those days will not return. But those nostalgic for the time we can enjoy the new trend of the Retro and Vintage, thanks to sites like www.thecrazyfifties.es are increasingly closer to everyone.