June 6, 2019
4711 W. 70th St.
Edina, MN 55424
$14 for Edina Historical Society members; $16 for non-members
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.
This program will show some clips from movies that were rated "PG-13" "R" by the MPAA.