Highway 21 looking for conversion dollars

Beaufort SC Seal at Beaufort City HallThe Highway 21 Drive-In (Beaufort SC) is just another of a zillion drive-ins faced with the question of continuing or folding in the face of Hollywood’s 2013 conversion to digital distribution. For the owners of the Highway 21, they say that they’ll raid their retirement fund to keep it running. Though they’d rather not do that.

A fine article in The State, South Carolina’s Homepage, describes how Joe and Bonnie Barth are working to get the cash to buy the new equipment. It includes this month’s best drive-in quote, from Bonnie: “Don’t most men go through a mid-life crisis and build a man cave with a big-screen TV? Mine has to buy 10 acres with an 80-foot screen.”

Go read the rest here.

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