The first drive-in theatre opened in Camden, New Jersey, in 1933. For less than a dollar, the whole family could enjoy a B Hollywood movie from the comfort of their own car.
At the height of their popularity in the 1950s, there were almost 5,000 drive-ins across the US. Today there are just over 300 of them, which has left a lot of drive-in graveyards around the country.
For photographer Lindsey Rickert, drive-in theatres were a staple of childhood.
“There was something so special about the experience [of the drive-in],” she recently told Business Insider. In 2014, she ventured across the country for 65 days to document as many drive-in theatres — either in working order or abandoned — that she could find.
Ahead, see 10 of the most haunting images she took of those that have been left behind.