When I was a young lad with a newly acquired driver’s license the place to go was the drive-in. In New Jersey there were drive-ins a-plenty. Within a ten mile radius of my home there were three drive-ins.
The Amboy drive-in’s giant screen was highly visible from the northbound Garden State Parkway when approaching the Driscoll Bridge. In the 70’s the Amboy Theater occasionally showed X rated movies. I don’t recall any accidents, but traffic over the bridge often backed up during certain scenes.
I think there are still a few drive-ins left, but they are clearly not long for this world. Movie theaters in general may not last verses the competition of DVD’s, Netflix, and paid TV; drive-ins do not stand a chance as real estate becomes more valuable.
I pretty much experienced the circle of life at the drive-in theater.