Filmmaker in Person!
United States | 2014 | April Wright
Five thousand drive-in theaters dotted the U.S. during the 1950s. Today only 400 survive. (Fortunately, northeast Ohio still has more than its share.) This new documentary traces the evolution of this venerable American institution from their postwar heyday, through the challenges posed by multiplexes and home video, to today’s tempting offers from predatory real estate developers. Includes shots of “ozoners” in North Ridgeville, Wadsworth, Warren, and Barberton, among others. With Roger Corman.
85 min. Blu-ray. Cleveland premiere. Filmmaker April Wright will answer audience questions after the screening.
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