Open Theater Has Directed Sound (Jan, 1936)

Open Theater Has Directed Sound

WHEN neighbors protested against the noise emanating from a gigantic loud speaker used in a Los Angeles outdoor theater, the manager promptly installed low volume magnetic speakers which cannot be heard beyond the lot. They are hung before each automobile.

The outdoor theater consists of a ten-acre parking lot and a giant screen measuring 40 feet by 50 feet. Spectators view the program from their own automobiles.

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  1. Chris L says: November 28, 20075:38 pm

    My local drive-in had a speaker for each car, until just a few years ago, when they finally got an FM radio system. I didn’t realize there had been a drive-in with one huge speaker for the whole lot.

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