I’ll admit it. I’ve been so overwhelmed by the local media coverage of Honda’s Project Drive-In that it’s been hard to write. On one hand, I don’t especially want you to vote for some Florida drive-in over one on Ohio or vice versa. Heck, I’ve even noticed that Honda has added at least a couple drive-ins (such as the Apache) that weren’t there when voting started.
There are only so many ways I can spin the local news when it says that nearby drive-in X needs to convert to digital projection, and its best / only hope is if it is one of the Project Drive-In winners. So I’m just going to gather
them all a bunch of them in this list. There are probably lots of interesting, fresh details here and there about each drive-in, but I’m going to let you discover them. If you find something sufficiently cool, post a comment about it, will you please?
Your candidates, alphabetized by state:
- Henagar Drive-In Theatre, Henagar AL, reported (with video) by WHNT and by AL.com.
- Grand View Drive-In Theater, Grandview IA, reported by HispanicBusiness.com.
- Cherry Bowl Drive-In, Honor MI, reported by the Grand Traverse Insider and the Detroit News.
- Finger Lakes Drive-In, Auburn NY, reported by the Auburn Citizen.
- Jericho Drive-In, Glenmont NY, reported (with video embedded above) by WNYT.
- Hathaway’s Drive-In Theatre, North Hoosick NY, reported by the North Adams Transcript.
- Bessemer City Kings Mountain Drive-In Theatre, Bessemer City NC, reported by the Gaston Gazette.
- Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre, near Henderson NC, reported by The News & Observer of Raleigh.
- Lynn Auto Theatre, Strasburg OH, reported by The Repository of Canton.
- Silver Drive-In, Johnstown PA; Bar-Ann Drive-In, Portage PA; and Palace Gardens Drive-In, Indiana PA, all reported by the Tribune Democrat of Johnstown.
- Cumberland Drive-in Theater, Newville PA, reported by The Sentinel of Cumberland County.
- Auto Drive-In Theatre, Greenwood SC, reported by the Greenville News.
- Monetta Drive-In Theatre, Monetta SC, reported by the Aiken Standard.
- Macon Drive-In, Lafayette TN, reported (with video) by WTVF.
- Graham Drive-In, Graham TX, reported by The Graham Leader.
- Mayberry Drive-In Theatre and Diner, Moneta VA, reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
- Central Drive-In Theater, Norton VA, reported by the Kingsport Times News.
- Mt. Zion Drive-In Theater & Restaurant, Mount Zion WV, reported by The Charleston Gazette and the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.
Whew! That’s 20 theaters so far. I’ll see how many more I can round up for our next installment.