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Stranded at the drive-in?! Restore Records Media Storage

Published on 16 June 2020

Stranded at the drive-in?! Restore Records Media Storage

So, hands up who went straight online to find out about their nearest drive-in cinema? Although drive-ins have never achieved a huge level of popularity in the UK, there are a few companies if you search hard enough, as well as open air cinemas during the summer months.

Drive-in movie theatres started in New Jersey in 1933. Open air cinema had been around for a while, but watching a movie from your car was a novel idea. Richard Hollingshead worked out a system so cars could park at different heights so everyone could see the screen, but progress was slow until in-car speakers arrived a decade later. However, after a peak in the late 50s, drive-ins started to decline. The price of land and being limited to showing one movie each night meant drive-ins became largely uneconomical.

There are still just over 300 drive-ins in the US, a few in Canada and Australia and apparently growing numbers in China. With sound coming through car radios, family movies being shown, and food delivered to your car it seems a perfect easing-out-of-lockdown activity.

Did you know we store films? As well as magnetic tape for computer back-ups, we store films in super special areas with all the right environmental and humidity controls as well as 24-hour security and fire suppression technology.

If you’d like to speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable, people about how we can help with media storage just call 0333 060 1901 or get in touch through the website.

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