Meet the final (?) four winners of Project Drive-In

Today, Honda announced four more winners of its Project Drive-In contest to award digital projection systems. The latest lucky drive-ins include: Ocala Drive-In, Ocala FL, the only Florida entrant in the contest. Starlite Drive-In, Cadet MO, which somehow escaped our seemingly exhaustive four-part list of news stories about the candidates. Monetta Drive-In, Monetta SC, The…

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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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Kansas City’s I-70 faces uncertain future

The Kansas City (MO) Business Journal ran a nice long article yesterday talking about the drive-in theater situation in the KC metropolitan area. Business is booming at all three surviving drive-ins, but two of them are facing the decision on whether to go digital or close when film runs out. Those two, Kansas City’s I-70…

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Boulevard marks 60th year of movies

KCTV, Kansas City MO’s news leader, ran a loving tribute to the Boulevard Drive-In, across the border in Kansas City KS. The occasion was the presentation of a plaque commemorating the Boulevard’s 60th year; it opened in 1954. A particularly interesting sidenote is that, according to the article, Kansas City “is the only city in…

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