Drive-In Time

Fun at AACA Museum

Larry Jewett - July 12, 2012 09:00 AM


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Drive-in movies were first introduced in New Jersey in the 1930s as a way to make the moviegoing experience more comfortable for guests by allowing visitors to watch movies from the comfort of their own car. Drive-ins reached the peak of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. At that time, there were over 4,000 drive-ins in the United States.
Back by popular demand, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum will be hosting a drive-in movie weekend, allowing guests to experience the nostalgia brought on by this iconic characteristic of the time. The three-story inflatable movie screen, along with a sound system, will be erected on the grounds directly behind the museum. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for viewing with drive-in parking spots available on a first come, first served basis.

On July 20 & 21 (rain/wind date July 22), the Museum will be showing Disney PIXAR Cars 2 (rated G, running time 106 minutes).
The suggested donation is $15 per car. Prior to each main attraction, the screen will be filled with classic cartoons reminiscent of the early drive-in days. Viewing time will be approximately 8:45 – 9:00 p.m. as darkness permits. Showfield parking and blanket area will be open at 7 p.m.
Food vendors will be on-site with drive-in favorites. For the comfort and consideration of all visitors, pets will not be permitted.
The AACA Museum continues to offer their “100 Years of Chevrolet” exhibit. This display features more than 30 fabulous cars telling the Chevrolet story. 
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