Richard Hollingshead was a young sales manager at his dad's Whiz Auto Products, who had a hankering to invent something that combined his two interests: cars and movies. His vision was an open-air movie theater where moviegoers could watch from their own cars and experimented in his own driveway in New Jersey. The inventor mounted a 1928 Kodak projector on the hood of his car, projected onto a screen he had nailed to trees in his backyard, and used a radio placed behind the screen for sound. With an investment of $30,000, Richard opened the first drive-in on Tuesday June 6, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey. The price of admission was 25 cents for the car and 25 cents per person. Network Awesome explores the vast collection of films made for this new generation of film goers, mainly kids and teens on the make.
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Goofy horror-comedy from Roger Corman and Chuck Griffith, screenwriter of "The Little Shop of Horrors."
Monsters, monsters... Yeah: we got Giant Mantis, Hideous Sun Demon, and yeah, we're all out of Octaman...
Time to stretch your legs and get a snack.
"He learned too late that a man is a feeling creature..."
Mike and the Bots go to town...
The first full episode with Mike Nelson.
Clip from a documentary by Jan Krawitz. See Info!
A hilariously bad looking giant bird threatens the world!
Giant animal movies from the 50s thru the 70s
"Every Horror You've Seen On Screen Grows Pale Besides the Horror of:"
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Civilization begins to break down after the first nuke drops on the USA! Low-budget but amazing classic film!
Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.
Don't forget to buy those refreshments! Remember to buy those Easter Seals!
From the ridiculous to the sublime: The Bomb, and How I Learned to Worry...
Classic Jules Verne Story in glorious technicolor! A delight!
Awww, so cute! Curious George is such a cute monkey!
Short film on the small revival of drive-ins around the US
A water witch decides that she'd rather go out with a bodyless head from the 16th century than with any one of a number of hunks of varying mental capacity from the family farm.
A modern-day parable of the rich wishing to live forever in young, nubile bodies...
"Hobgoblins, hobgoblins, what do you do with those hobgoblins? They're over here, they're over there, those darn hobgoblins are everywhere!"
From the early, local TV days -- their first bout with the Gamera series
Super goofy sword & sorcery adventure time!
Drive In Intermission with music by cult classic instrument the Optigan
This 1956 docu-drama is among the first to take a "serious" look at UFOs
"The line between science fiction and science fact is microscopically thin! You have witnessed the line being shaved even thinner!"