At The Drive-in!


Time for a snack!

Way back in 1953 I went with my Mother, Aunt and cousin to see the Walt Disney film Peter Pan, it was the first time I ever went to see a film at the drive-in. My cousin and I were more excited about being there than watching the film! It was a night-time feature and that make it more fun! And in between there was an Intermission, so people could get treats at the snack counter.

If I remember well there were 2 films that night, I don’t recall the other film that played but it didn’t matter as me and my cousin we didn’t sit long enough in the car to watch that much anyway, we were always going to the snack counter for candy, soda, hot dogs!

But I think our Mother’s were kind of mad and even glad that we weren’t in the car much so they could watch the films in peace! But thinking back I have to say, my cousin and I had a great time that summer of 1953 and a memorable time for 2 cousins who shared a fun night at the Drive-in!

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1950s in Film

1950's Film

1950’s Academy Award Films!

1950 Fims
Academy Awards:
Best Picture: All About Eve – 20th Century-Fox
Best Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz – All About Eve
Best Actor: José Ferrer – Cyrano de Bergerac
Best Actress: Judy Holliday – Born Yesterday
Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders – All About Eve
Best Supporting Actress: Josephine Hull – Harvey
1951 Film’s
Academy Awards:
Best Picture: An American in Paris – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Best Director: George Stevens – A Place in the Sun
Best Actor: Humphrey Bogart – The African Queen
Best Actress: Vivien Leigh – A Streetcar Named Desire
Best Supporting Actor: Karl Malden – A Streetcar Named Desire
Best Supporting Actress: Kim Hunter – A Streetcar Named Desire
1952 Films
Academy Awards:
Best Picture: The Greatest Show on Earth – DeMille, Paramount
Best Director: John Ford – The Quiet Man
Best Actor: Gary Cooper – High Noon
Best Actress: Shirley Booth – Come Back, Little Sheba
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Quinn – Viva Zapata!
Best Supporting Actress: Gloria Grahame – The Bad and the Beautiful
1953 films
Academy Awards:
Best Picture: From Here to Eternity – Columbia Pictures
Best Director: Fred Zinnemann – From Here to Eternity
Best Actor: William Holden – Stalag 17
Best Actress: Audrey Hepburn – Roman Holiday
Best Supporting Actor: Frank Sinatra – From Here to Eternity
Best Supporting Actress: Donna Reed – From Here to Eternity.
1954 Films
Academy Awards:
Best Picture: On the Waterfront – Horizon-American, Columbia
Best Director: Elia Kazan – On The Waterfront
Best Actor: Marlon Brando – On the Waterfront
Best Actress: Grace Kelly – The Country Girl
Best Supporting Actor: Edmond O’Brien – The Barefoot Contessa
Best Supporting Actress: Eva Marie Saint – On The Waterfront
1955 Films
Academy Awards:
Best Picture: Marty – Hecht-Lancaster, United Artists
Best Director: Delbert Mann – Marty
Best Actor: Ernest Borgnine – Marty
Best Actress: Anna Magnani – The Rose Tattoo
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Lemmon – Mister Roberts
Best Supporting Actress: Jo Van Fleet – East of Eden
1956 Films
Academy Awards:
Best Picture: Around the World in 80 Days – Todd, United Artists
Best Director: George Stevens – Giant
Best Actor: Yul Brynner – The King and I
Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman – Anastasia
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Quinn – Lust for Life
Best Supporting Actress: Dorothy Malone – Written on the Wind
Best Foreign Language Film: La strada, directed by Federico Fellini, Italy.
1957 Films
Academy Awards:
Best Picture: The Bridge on the River Kwai – Horizon, Columbia
Best Director: David Lean – The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actor: Alec Guinness – The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actress: Joanne Woodward – The Three Faces of Eve
Best Supporting Actor: Red Buttons – Sayonara
Best Supporting Actress: Miyoshi Umeki – Sayonara
Best Foreign Language Film: Nights of Cabiria (Le Notti di Cabiria), directed by Federico Fellini, Italy
1958 Films
Academy Awards:
Best Picture: Gigi – Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Best Director: Vincente Minnelli – Gigi
Best Actor: David Niven – Separate Tables
Best Actress: Susan Hayward – I Want to Live!
Best Supporting Actor: Burl Ives – The Big Country
Best Supporting Actress: Wendy Hiller – Separate Tables
Best Foreign Language Film: Mon Oncle (My Uncle), directed by Jacques Tati, France
1959 Films
Academy Awards
Best Supporting Actress Susan Kohner
Imitation of Life Shelley Winters
The Diary of Anne Frank
Best Screenplay, Adapted Room at the Top
Neil Paterson Orders to Kill
Paul Dehn Room at the Top
Neil Paterson
Best Screenplay, Original Pillow Talk
Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Stanley Shapiro, and Maurice Richlin

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Vintage Drive-In

The Vintage box office opens at 7pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.
The box office opens at 8:pm Monday thru Thursday.
The Vintage Drive-In
Located at 1520 W Henrietta Rd,
Avon, NY 14414,

Delsea Drive In Theatre

Delsea Drive – In Theatre
Visit Delsea Drive -In Movie Theatre in New Jersey at,2203 South Delsea Drive
Vineland, NJ. Open Early Spring season(March, April): Fridays and Saturdays
Mid-Spring season (May): Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Late Spring and Summer (Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day) : Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
After Labor Day thru October: Fridays and Saturdays. Check out theit Website above for current listings, prices, and more! Nothing beats a outdoor Movie!