Happy Birthday To The Drive-In Theater

On this day in 1933 the first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, NJ. For your video lunch consumption is piece about Culver City's legendary Studio Drive In. John Travolta also explored the experience of the automovie in a musical number featuring drive-in dust, rejection, dancing wieners, and abandonment. Guess even that big, bright screen has a dark side.

And though we may not have the grassy meadows or sprawling retroplexes in which to relive the glory, Los Angeles still has buildings. And where there's a building, there's a movie screen. Drive up to the second floor of the parking garage at 240 W. 4th St. (at Broadway) and see what the angels of Devil's Night have put together. It's DtLA's drive-in, complete with snack bar, car hops, and astroturf for the nature-y types. $10 advance, $12 at the gate. Next offering: Dirty Dancing on June 11th.