Did you know???
Did you know??
Currently there are less than 400 open drive-ins operating around the world.
The majority are in the United States.
At their peak in 1958, there were between 4000 and 5000 drive-ins operating in the United States.
Richard Hollingshead Jr., father of the drive-in movie theater developed the concept in 1930
The patent was issued 3 years after the idea's conception in May 1933
The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey in June 1933.
The cost to build the first drive in was approximately $30,000
RCA Victor provided the initial sound system: "directional sound" - three speakers mounted at the screen.
The first film shown was the Adolphe Menjou film Wife Beware
When the first drive-in theater opened, Variety magazine used the term “Ozoner” to describe an outdoor movie theater in which the patrons view a film from their automobile.
About Stanford Drive-In & Flea Market
The Stanford Drive-In has been in continuous operation since 1952, while the Flea Market is celebrating over 20 years of shop smart bargains and friendly dealers.
There are 370 drive-in theaters in the USA, and we're proud to be carrying on this great American tradition. The Snack Bar is an integral part of the business, and your support of the great food that we offer helps to preserve the drive-in theater.
We take great pride in our theater "Under the Stars", and think you'll agree that it is one of the best family experiences that you can imagine. The grounds and buildings are pristine and very retro. Easy to get to - don't miss this summer's blockbuster movies.
Thanks to a successful fundraiser, we have converted to a digital projector as of the 2015 season. The interior of the concession stand has been completely remodeled.
Join us for a great shopping experience with hundreds of friendly dealers at our covered Flea Market. You'll find bargains for antiques, collectibles, glassware, clothing, shoes, tools, car parts, produce, beauty products, toys, jams, jellies, cakes, cookies, grocery items, vacuums, appliances and so much more.
Spend the day, spend the evening, the Snack Bar is open from 7:00am to 3:00pm for the Flea Market and re-opens for the Drive-In at 7:00pm (just in time to feed your hungry family!).
This season promises to be another great family entertainment value at the Drive-In Movies, and you won't want to miss the bargains at the Flea Market.
See you soon!