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June 6, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Arneson Acres
4711 W. 70th St.
Edina, MN 55424
$14 for Edina Historical Society members; $16 for non-members
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Reel History: Dawn of the Drive-In - A History of Movies Under the Stars

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Enjoy a special night of movies, popcorn and history at the Edina History Museum! On June 15th, 1966, over 1700 automobiles arrived to view the inaugural film at Mann's France Avenue Drive-In Theater. Advertised as the “world’s most distinctive and beautiful drive-in theater” with the “world’s biggest screen,” the France Avenue Drive-In was one of more than 4000 drive-in theaters built during the 1950s and 1960s. Join filmmaker and historian Alex Weston for an exploration of the Drive-In in American culture, featuring local history, movie clips, vintage trailers and rare photographs from the golden age of movies under the stars. Note: This program will show some clips from movies that were rated "PG-13" "R" by the MPAA.