Two years later, Malham and his wife, Donna, were driving past Green River again, so they got off the highway to see what had become of Dunhams. It was gone, he remembers. I thought, if drive-ins are being torn down in a town thats close to dying, whats happening across the rest of the West?
I kind of went on this mission without even realizing that 25 years later, it was going to culminate in the diamond anniversary of the drive-in theater, and when I found this out last year just by chance that 2008 was going to be the 75th anniversary, I told Donna: This is why Ive been shooting these drive-ins, Malham says.
His quarter-century journey has culminated in a special exhibit, The Drive-In Movie Theater, which is on display through September at the Photographers Gallery, 2426 East Third Avenue in Cherry Creek; catch the photographs and a stunning collection of drive-in memorabilia. Visit www.photogallerydenver.com or call 303-780-9317.
Starts: Sept. 5. Daily, 2008