Since 1948, they have been the forerunners of family movie night! Check this out.

Few things are quintessentially American than apple pie, barbecuing on the Fourth of July, and going to the movies in a drive-in. The drive-in theater combined two of the most popular pastimes in the United States: driving automobiles and going to the movies. It had its beginnings in New Jersey during the Great Depression, but it eventually grew into an unprecedented national phenomenon that became the unmistakable symbol of an entire generation.

On June 6, 1933, a guy named Richard Hollingshead, who sold auto parts, established the first drive-in theater in the world in Camden, New Jersey. Its successful introduction inspired others to follow suit, and by the middle of the 1950s, there were well over 4,000 drive-in theaters, some of which could accommodate more than three thousand vehicles. By the late 1970s, the proliferation of television and indoor theater cinemas, along with rising real estate prices, were all factors that led to the downfall of the drive-in. There are only more than 400 drive-in theaters left in the United States, but the ones still operating have a loyal following of fans who like watching movies outside in an atmosphere that is comfortable and welcoming to families.

The Redwood Drive-in Theatre first opened its doors in 1948 and was an instant hit, attracting film buffs from all around the Salt Lake region. Since then, the theater has established itself as a destination where individuals of all ages, including families, can enjoy first-run movies while taking in the stunning natural beauty of the Utah night sky.

Over more than seven decades, the Redwood Drive-In Theatre has seen much evolution. And with their brand-new digital projection system, they are glad to state that they provide the most thrilling experience at a drive-in theater. The new digital projection system that they have installed is state-of-the-art, and it generates visuals that are the clearest and brightest that anybody has ever seen in a drive-in theater. The improved image quality, in conjunction with their robust FM audio broadcast system, assists the Drive-In in drawing in new audiences, many of whom quickly become devoted patrons.

It’s time for the drive-in theater to return to quench the country’s need for affordably priced, acceptable, and high-quality family entertainment in a world where spending time with one’s family is becoming harder to come by and where the price of movie tickets can be exorbitant. Fortunately, the drive-in theater is not a historical relic but rather an exciting part of contemporary history. Drive-ins are again set to become a familiar experience for moviegoers in the United States because of Redwood and other theaters like it. After all, why settle with just watching a movie when you can live it?

Vendor Infomation 

Day seller info

On Saturdays and Sundays, the flea market is open throughout the year. Starting on October 30, their business hours will change to being available from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, and they will stay the same throughout the winter.

At six in the morning, the gate for sellers will open. Simply showing up at the swap meet on the day it is held is the only way to rent a space for only that one day. At the North ticket office during regular swap meet hours on Saturday, the day before Sunday, attendees may buy slots for the next day’s trade meet. The standard size for a space is 16 by 16. Please enquire about pricing and availability while entering the building or at the office. Daily vendors must use the entrance on Redwood Road while attending the swap meet.

Reserve seller info

The reservation office for the swap meet is situated in the North Ticket Office, accessible via the main entrance on Redwood Road. Swap meet places may be registered every month. On days when there is a swap meet, the reservation office is only open from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm (Saturday and Sunday).

You are required to have a West Valley Business License to reserve a spot for selling, and this license will be granted to you at the same time as you pay the fee for your outdoor location. The swap meet may be found at the following site: 3688 South Redwood Road, West Valley City, Utah 84119.

Vendors’ rules and policies

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