Ever since the beginning of movies, there have been movie theaters. One of the most common pasttimes for the people of the world, seeing movies is an convenient and easy escape from the daily grind. However, the opportunity to escape real life and enjoy a motion picture is only made available by the locations in which they are projected: the theaters.
The popularity of feature films soon increased and the price went up with it. When a person could once "catch a flick" for 5 cents, the cost to see a movie was raised to a whopping 10 cents. The explosion of profits continued further with the development of sound in films in the 1930s.
Drive-in movie theaters were established in the early 1930s but did peak until the 1950s-1970s. The opportunity to view a film in the comfort and privacy of a car provided audiences a unique viewing experience. However, drive-ins have faded in popularity in recent years as most of the industry's innovation has been applied to standard indoor cinemas.