The Google homepage doodle associated with this day – June 6, 2012 – prompted me to do some reminiscing.
If you noticed this fanciful bit of artwork, you’ll know that it’s related to the 79th anniversary of the first drive-in movie theater which opened in Camden, New Jersey on June 6, 1933. Clicking on the Google doodle created to mark this bit of American history leads to a number of search engine results on the topic of drive-in movie theaters.
The Google doodle experience brought to mind my own experiences with a drive-in movie theater that was part of life here in ‘River Country’ for a number of years, the M-60 Drive-In on M-60 between Three Rivers and Mendon. It’s been closed for many years – since 1983 according to one account – but many of the structures that were part of the facility are still standing, including the projection screen, ticket booth and the building that housed the projection equipment and concession stand.
If you’d like to share some of your memories of the M-60 Drive-In – or drive-in movie theaters in general – feel free to do so by using the ‘Leave a Reply’ comment form at the bottom of the page. And, for a bit more information about the M-60 Drive-In from Michigan Drive-Ins.com, click here.
If you’d like to view the video associated with the Google homepage doodle regarding drive-in movie theaters, click here.
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