1933: Birth of the Drive-In

Richard Hollingshead combined his two favorite things, cars and cinema, which led to the invention of the drive-in theater. The vision began with the idea of people being able to watch movies from the comfort of their own vehicles rather than having to visit the local theater. Shortly after tinkering around with a 1928 Kodak projector on the hood of a car in his driveway and spacing cars behind the display, Hollingshead patented his idea and showed the first ever drive-in movie at a lot in Camden, New Jersey. With state-of-the-art inflatable movie screens and crystal clear projection, FunFlicks® has modernized Hollingshead’s drive-in experience for future audiences to enjoy across the United States.