Apr 242008

Wizard of Oz Drive-In The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey on June 6, 1933 with a screening of Wife Beware starring Adolph Menjou. However, for some reason drive-ins across the country (or at least in the western states) have decided to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the drive-in movie by showing The Wizard of Oz tonight. If they’d waited until the week of June 6th they could have simultaneously celebrated Judy Garland’s 75th birthday (June 10th). Regardless, Z and I just returned from our local screening.

I grew up going to the drive-in and literally spent almost every night at the local drive-in while I was living in my car several years back. It’s been wonderful addicting Z to the drive-in movie experience and it was pretty cool to get the opportunity to see such a classic film from the comfort of our car. Too bad it was a school night as Z fell asleep just as the flying monkeys were starting their attack on the famed foursome. Well, with modern technology perhaps she can try again when we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the drive-in (in our flying cars 😉 )

  2 Responses to “Celebrating 75 Years of Drive-Ins With The Wizard Of Oz”

  1. […] an in class reward. I believe I can figure it out, but we’re on our way out the door to see The Wizard of Oz at the local drive-in so I’m reaching out for help from y’all- You’re in a room with three light […]

  2. […] in series          While listening to Z snore on our trek home from the drive-in movie I started re-pondering the light bulb riddle I posted earlier this evening. Turns out I was way off […]

  3. I have never heard of this, how amazing! Who would have thought The Wizard Of oz and the Drive-In. Everyone knows toto!

  4. Fantastic … “when we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the drive-in (in our flying cars)” very well said, yeah I also do daydreaming of flying cars on roads 🙂

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