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REEL-FEEL NOSTALGIA At 80-plus years, Shankweiler’s is America’s oldest drive-in theater

Shankweiler's Drive-In opened in 1934 when Wilson Shankweiler converted a four- acre plot in North Whitehall Township into Pennsylvania's fi rst – and the nation's second – open-air drive-in movie theater./ PHOTO/KATHRYN BOUCHER-GUTMAN

In 1933, while traveling home from summer vacation, Wilson Shankweiler passed by the nation’s first drive-in movie theater, which had just opened in Camden, N.J.

In 1933, while traveling home from summer vacation, Wilson Shankweiler passed by the nation's first drive-in movie theater, which had just opened in Camden, N.J.

Jennifer Glose
Reporter Jennifer Glose covers health care, Berks County and other topics. She can be reached at jenniferg@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 111.

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