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The First Drive-In Church

When was the first drive-in church?  A silent video on You tube attempts to claim it was in 1950.  Watch the preacher make the rounds of parked autos with a collection plate.  The idea here certainly tied into the motion picture drive-in fad. Seeing the preacher go from car to car reminds me of another 1950s scene, the Roller skating hamburger servers. Car hops.  Truthfully, anyone would rather watch nubiles on skates than a church service, and I'll have fries with that.  That is, unless Jesus showed up in the lot, and I find no record of that happening.  

The real photo postcards here could be dated by automobile model, and even by the card stock used (AZO, generally popular around 1910)  I find no indication of location,  but this enterprising evangelist had the idea decades before this video

Pair of Real Photo Postcard RPPC images. c. 1910 - 1920 Collection Jim Linderman

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