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Drive-in movie theaters turn 75. Catch one while you can.

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Classic cars park in front of the screen tower of Jim Kopp's Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre. (Photo courtesy of Jim Kopp)

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Richard M. Hollingshead, III, son of the inventor of the drive-in, and his wife, Donna, meet Jim Kopp, at this year's drive-in theater owner convention in February. (Photo courtesy of Jim Kopp)

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Patrons last year watch the newly-released "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" at the drive-in. (Courtesy of The Southern California Drive-In Movie Society)

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In many places, the screen towers of abandoned drive-ins still remain. (Photo by Jennifer Sherer Janish)

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All but wiped out by malls and housing developments, the American drive-in movie theatre still exists in several hundred localities throughout the country, hanging on to celebrate its 75th anniversary--though you may have to hit the road to find one.


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