The Drive-In: Outdoor Cinema in 1950s America and the Popular Imagination

Drive-in cinemas flourished in 1950s America, in some summer weeks to the extent that there were more cinemagoers outdoors than indoors. Guy Barefoot discusses the complex picture of outdoor cinema that has been central to American culture and to a history of US cinema based on diverse viewing experiences rather than a select number of films.

Image courtesy of interviewee. May 2, 2024

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