Saco is Project Drive-In’s first winner

As Honda put it in today’s press release, Saco Drive-In (Saco ME) has become the first of five drive-in theaters no longer in jeopardy of closing its doors thanks to Honda’s Project Drive-In. With the end of 35-mm film distribution this year, and the costly switch to digital projection nearing, Honda created Project Drive-In as a…

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Boston Public Radio discusses New England drive-ins

We do love our video here, but Carload also appreciates hearing great audio. Boston Public Radio station WGBH hosted a 14-minute interview with film critic Garen Daly to discuss drive-in memories and the outlook for drive-in theaters in the future. You can listen to it here. Yet another feature of this New England drive-in roundup is a…

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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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Saco Drive-In plight featured on TV

The News Leader of Auburn ME, WMTW, recently ran a story about the Saco Drive-In of Saco ME. We mentioned the Saco here at Carload a month ago, and there isn’t a lot of new information in this new report, but there’s some nice video of the Saco marquee and from inside its projection booth…

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Second-oldest drive-in tries Facebook fundraising

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…

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