Ceres Drive-In may reopen this year

According to an article in the Modesto (CA) Bee, the Ceres Theatre may reopen some time in 2013. The drive-in had closed after the 2008 season, then suffered extensive damage in a “suspicious” fire in June 2010. But its new owners, Diego Castillo and family, say the local community wants to see it reopen. For…

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LA Times profiles Rubidoux’s digital conversion

The Los Angeles Times ran a great story last weekend about the digital projection conversion and the problems it is giving drive-ins in general and the Rubidoux Drive-In (Riverside CA) in particular. I don’t want to bury the lead, so the good news is that the Rubidoux plans to make the conversion. We also learn…

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Kings is closed for the season, maybe for good

As we reported recently, the Kings Drive-In (Armona CA) was suffering the effects of vandalism and was hoping to find enough support to keep going. Now there’s a new story from KFSN, Fresno’s news leader, that it may all be for naught. The report says that switching to a digital projection system would require more…

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