There was one amazing piece of movie history that happened right here in the Garden State. It's the country's first drive-in movie theater.

Lots of important firsts happened right here in New Jersey, like the first college football game and much more.

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But when it comes to one of the greatest inventions for the movie business, it's all about the first drive-in movie theater, and according to History, that happened right here in the Garden State.

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The story behind the first drive-in movie theater is a pretty amazing one. It was called the Camden Drive-In and it was located on Admiral Wilson in Pennsauken.

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And the story behind it is a pretty cool one, too. It all got started when Richard Hollingshead wanted to help his Mom out. She had a very difficult time being comfortable in traditional movie theater seats.

The Story Of America's First Drive-In Movie Theater

He first started by experimenting in his driveway and before you know it, his dream was a reality. On June 6, 1933, the movie-watching experience changed forever when cars pulled into the Camden Drive-In for the first time to catch a movie.

According to PBS, the movie that played on that fateful day was a British comedy called Wives Beware.

The popularity of drive-in theaters was at its peak in the 1960s and 1970s and now it is just a novelty at best, but what a fun experience it was for those who got to give it a try.

There are still some drive-in theaters scattered across the country, so if you come across one, check it out while you have the chance.

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