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"A Screed Toppler...."

3 years 11 months 2 days ago June 24, 2013 Jun 24, 2013 Monday, June 24 2013 June 24, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Previous columns and Sunday's insert, noted the first drive-in theater in McComb, MS, developed by T.G."Teddy" Solomon. June 23rd also marked the anniversary of the first outdoor theater. Drive-in theaters still in existence have a transmitting device that secures a radio frequency to get the audio. Since the first outdoor theatre in 1937, a speaker was attached to a post that hung on the window. We arrived in light rain when a severe thunderstorm erupted. We watched and listened with wipers swishing and static audio. Suddenly, Tarzan swung through and off the screen! The movie was over; the storm toppled the screen! My father peeled out of the lot and the next morning, my brother Denis, discovered an audio speaker attached to the rear window of the station wagon.

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