Video: Tri-Way Pleads For Support

WNDU, South Bend IN’s News Leader, ran a story Saturday about the Tri-Way Drive-In Theatre in Plymouth. When it switched to digital projectors in 2015, the cost was about $300,000 to cover its four screens. Some of that came from fundraisers, and now owner David Kinney has a bit over two years left to pay back the $150,000 the…

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Indiana’s Starlite Gets a New Owner

The Herald-Times of Bloomington IN just came out with an article (subscription required) that says the 62-year-old Starlite Drive-In has been sold to Brent Barnhart, owner of KJB Theaters, a small indoor theater group. This is Barnhart’s first drive-in, but he said he got a better sense of the way Starlite operates by shadowing the former…

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Project Drive-In roundup 4: The list that wouldn’t die

In the third installment of our roundup of candidates for Honda’s Project Drive-In, I predicted that Honda would choose more than five lucky recipients of digital projectors. What I really didn’t anticipate was that Honda would reopen voting for the second set of winners. With another round of voting comes another round of candidates that…

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Project Drive-In roundup 2, The Sequel

In my last post, I began the task of listing every local media report of every local drive-in that’s participating in Honda’s Project Drive-In. Foolishly, I thought that I might gather up all of them in one sitting. When I hit 20 theaters, each with a similar tale of tenuous finance and this lottery-ticket hope…

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