In which state did the first drive-in movie theater open?
The first-ever drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, in June 1933. It was the Park-In Theaters found on Crescent Boulevard. Richard Hollingshead designed the revolutionary theater format. He was a sales manager at his father’s company (Whiz Auto Products) and an avid movie fan. The story goes that his inspiration was his mother, who found it difficult to sit comfortably in traditional movie theater seats. Source: History.com
New Jersey is a northeastern U.S. state with some 130 miles of Atlantic coast. Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, is the site of Liberty State Park, where ferries embark for nearby Ellis Island, with its historic Immigration Museum, and the iconic Statue of Liberty. The Jersey Shore includes notable resort towns like historic Asbury Park and Cape May, with its preserved Victorian buildings.