In the German-speaking world, the term is now often used instead of "drive-through" for that kind of service. In Japan, the term refers to a rest area. In France, this term has become popular because of American movies showing that kind of service, and more recently due to the expansion of fast-food restaurants.
The first drive-in restaurant was The Pig Stand, which opened in Dallas, Texas, in 1921. In North America, drive-in facilities of all types have become less popular since their heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, with drive-throughs rising to prominence since the 1970s and 1980s.
Drive-in today, drive-in tomorrow: not yet a multiplex, Wenatchee's Vue Dale Drive in marks its 50th year.(Company Profile)
Jul 01, 2003; With the modern American movie complex nipping at its heels, Wenatchee's Vue Dale Drive In has managed to confound Father Time...