U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 10

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

MOVIE NIGHTS

Profile AmericaTuesday, June 10th. A major pop culture phenomenon began this week in 1933. With the automobile increasingly reshaping Americans' habits, Richard Hollingshead opened the nation's first drive-in movie theater in Camden, New Jersey. Soon, drive-in movies became a fixture across the country and a popular place for teenage dating. Drive-ins reached their peak in the 1950s. There were nearly 21,000 movie theaters then and more than 4,000 of them were drive-ins. Now, there are nearly 4,600 movie theaters around the country — many, if not most of them with multiple screens — while there are around 350 drive-ins remaining in operation. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.

Sources: http://inventors.about.com/library/weekly/aa980121.htm 
www.driveintheater.com/history/1950.htm 
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2011_00A1&prodType=table NAICS 512131
http://www.drive-ins.com/stats.htm

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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