Today is the 80th anniversary of the drive-in movie theater. The first one opened on this date in 1933 in Camden, New Jersey. By the 1950s and '60s the drive-in had become an icon of American culture with over 5,000 of them across the country. Today fewer than 500 remain. In WFUV's Question of the Day, we're asking for songs that mention drive-in movies. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set this morning.
If you don't mind driving, here are a few drive-ins within range of New York City:
Here's what we played:
Chuck Berry "It Wasn't Me"
NRBQ "Rain at the Drive-in"
Ryan Adams "Let It Ride"
Nanci Griffith "Drive-in Movies and Dashboard Lights"