Project Drive-In roundup 3: Dark of the screen

I warned you that it might come to this. With less than a week left in Honda’s Project Drive-In voting period, I’ve found media reports about a few more of the candidates. Here’s something confusing: Some of those media reports only partially duplicate other reports. That is, if a new story lists drive-ins A, B,…

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Watch the Cottage View sign lovingly dismantled

Oh, how I wish I could embed the really great video that the South Washington County (MN) Bulletin includes in its story of work crews dismantling the Cottage View Drive-In sign. Along with the projection equipment and the drive-in screen, the sign will be transported to Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, where it will…

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Cottage View sign finds a new home

Maybe this isn’t a full-fledged happy ending, since the drive-in is still going to be replaced by a Walmart, but the Cottage View of Cottage Grove MN will at least be able to preserve its signature marquee sign. According to a story in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, the Cottage View’s sign, along with its screen…

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What will happen to Cottage View’s sign?

As mentioned earlier, there was a flurry of media activity when the Cottage View Drive-In (Cottage Grove MN) closed last fall, making way for a Walmart. A recent Minneapolis StarTribune story discusses the efforts underway to preserve its iconic sign, somewhere, somehow. One thing seems to be sure – the sign won’t stay there. The…

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Cottage View Drive-In is closing

The Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove MN is closing because the owners didn’t want to lay out at least $70k for digital projector equipment. I think we’re going to be hearing that refrain all too often this fall. Anyway, the Minneapolis StarTribune had a nice story about it. UPDATE: Who’s going to build on…

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