Monday, June 4, 2012

Local drive-in theater

From the Santa Monica Public Library Image Archives and the Fred E. Basten Collection

The first drive-in movie theater opened in New Jersey in June 1933. The closest drive-in theater for Santa Monica residents was the Olympic Drive-In Theater located at Bundy and Olympic built in the 1940s. This was the first outdoor movie house in Southern California, a natural with our climate.