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The American Drive-In Movie Theatre [Hardcover]

Don & Susan Sanders , Dr Susan Sanders
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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Crestline; Reprint edition (15 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078582975X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785829751
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 25.9 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Traces the history of American drive-ins from the 1930s to the present, reliving the rituals and excitement associated with these theaters. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of all books about the drive-in. 26 Aug 1998
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As a former drive-in manager, I look for all books about this topic. The Sanders' book is the best I have seen. If you only want a single book about drive-ins, this is it. The historical survey is concise and well-written, and the photographs are dazzling. I especially appreciated the page devoted to the classic Winston Link drive-in/train photo from the Fifties. This will be a great gift/coffee table book for any of your friends who ever went to the drive-in. Other books about the drive-in culture have been rendered irrelevant by the Sanders' work. Congratulations to them.
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Exceptionally well written and thoughful chronology of an American icon. Once numbering in the thousands, only a few hundred remain. Many of the ghosts of the turnpike come alive for the reader who invests the time in this very readable, very attractive book. Show your kids what it was like. Hundreds of pictures. Visit your local drive-in today! It may not be there tomorrow.
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This is the best work I've seen on the subject. The photos are excellent and the text is quite informative. I wish there could have been more color photos however, especially of the neon signs. This book is a good read but it also makes a good coffee table book. I think the index is rather sparse. Overall though, it's worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply The Best..... 15 Feb 1999
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This book is well worth the small investment! Tons of great photo's, advertisements and interesting tidbits pertaining to the industry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great trip down memory lane! 7 July 1998
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Well written and the illustrations are first rate! The Sanders have researched the subject well.
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