The Sun Chronicle of Westbrooke ME ran a lengthy article about the Saco Drive-In’s struggle to find money for its digital conversion project. According to the Chronicle, the Saco opened in 1939 and is the second-oldest drive-in still in operation. Its operator, Ry Russell, has turned to the Saco’s Facebook fans to raise the money required for the changeover.
Russell said the lack of a digital projector already hurt the Saco in 2012 when film copies of blockbuster movies were scarce.
Here’s a nice touch for the fundraiser: “As part of the Facebook fundraiser, Russell has asked customers and fans of the drive-in to send in stories and photos about what makes the drive-in special to them, which will be put together into an e-book and given to people who make donations toward the new projector.” I look forward to seeing a copy of that!