Cherry Bowl wins Project Drive-In’s second projector

The Cherry Bowl Drive-In (Honor MI) is today’s winner of Honda’s Project Drive-In. “Thank you to everyone who voted, and voted, and voted!” said the Cherry Bowl’s web site today. “Without you this would never have been possible.” WPBN, Traverse City’s news leader, picked up the story, noting that “A Benzie County landmark will stay open thanks to…

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Getty Drive-In goes digital

At Carload, we love a good excuse for video, and here’s a nice report from WZZM, Grand Rapids MI’s news leader. In nearby Muskegon, the Getty 4 Drive-In has committed to a quarter-million dollar upgrade to digital projection. The only sad note: “The four old projectors that were used since the 1960s are heading for…

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More drive-ins in MI, PA commit to digital

Here are a couple more notes that support what, thankfully, looks like a growing trend. The Lehigh Valley (PA) Morning Call ran a happy note about Shankweiler’s in Orefield and Becky’s in Berlinsville, which have both switched to digital projection. Not only is Shankweiler’s indisputably the oldest active drive-in, it appears to have been only the second…

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US-23 open for 2013 season, will convert to digital

MLive.com reported recently that the US-23 Drive-In (Flint MI) reopened for another season last Friday. General manager Johny Thomas says that the US-23 will be fully converted to digital projection on its three screens by the first of July, and according to MLive, Thomas has a novel method of paying for all those new projectors…

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US 23 had fun, eventful summer

There are too many details and quotes and neat stuff about the US 23 Drive-In (Flint MI) from this Flint Journal article for me to summarize, so you ought to go read it. The 23’s general manager said the biggest draw of the summer was Ice Age 4, partly because it came out when he…

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