Google Doodle celebrates 79th anniversary of the first drive-in

When I was a kid, my family ran the snack stand at a drive-in. I remember it as if it were yesterday. My older sisters ran the cash registers. My mom made the fries and hamburgers. I helped fill the soda cups. At intermission, people would flood the snack bar for eats.

These memories came rushing back when I saw today’s Google Doodle. It celebrates the anniversary of the first drive-in movie theater. Richard Milton Hollingshead Jr. invented the drive-in and the first one opened in New Jersey on June 6, 1933.

Don’t miss this great story in which readers remember summer nights watching movies outside. It’s part of our Remember Series.

Other drive-in links:
History of drive-in movie theater
Drive-in theater/Wikipedia
Drive-in movie theater/history

Other Google Doodles
Google Doodle honors Russian Peter Carl Fabergé of Easter egg fame
Google Doodle honors archaeologist Howard Carter who discovered King Tut’s tomb

Google Doodle honors artist Keith Haring, born in Reading, Pa.
Google Doodle honors Gideon Sundback
Google Doodle honors Earth Day.
Google doodle honors English photographer Eadweard Muybridge
Google doodle honors Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Google doodle honors cubist painter Juan Gris
First day of spring
International Women’s Day 
Google Doodle honors Italian composer Gioachino Rossini and Leap Day
Google Doodle honors Heinrich Rudolf Hertz’s 155th birthday
Google Doodle for Valentine’s Day a musical animation
Google Doodle honors Charles Dickens
World’s largest snowflake
Google Doodle honors MLK
Google Doodle honors Danish scientist Nicolas Steno
Charles Addams, creator of Addams Family
New Year’s 2012
Christmas 2011 Google Doodle
Google Doodle honors Diego Rivera 
Google Doodle honors Mark Twain
Create your own hand turkey for Thanksgiving
Google doodle honors Louis Daguerre
Google Doodle honors veterans
Google Doodle honors Marie Curie
Google Doodle celebrates Halloween
Google Doodle honors Art Clokey, creator of Gumby and Pokey
Happy Birthday Google
Jim Henson
Albert Szent-Györgyi
Freddie Mercury
Jorge Luis Borges
Lucille Ball 100th birthday
Gregor Mendel
Summer Soltice
Les Paul playable Google Doodle
Martha Graham
Royal wedding 

Earth Day
Charlie Chaplin
First human space flight
200th birthday of Robert Bunsen
Jules Verne
John James Audubon

Here is an archive of all of the Google Doodles throughout the world. It’s really neat to see ones that appeared in other countries.

About Buffy Andrews

Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Also, Social Media Coordinator.
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