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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99W takes the fifth Honda projector

The 99W Drive-In (Newberg OR) is the fifth but not final winner of Honda’s Project Drive-In. As I predicted, Honda has reopened voting and will award four more digital projectors. According to the Project Drive-In site, voting will continue until Saturday, and the next four winners will be announced September 23. Meanwhile, Portland’s news leader…

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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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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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Drive-in doesn’t mean drive into marquee

KPTV, Portland OR’s news leader, reported how a car drove into the marquee of the 99W Drive-In in Newberg. Not only does the report include some video of the theater as it looks today, but KPTV also included a bit of home movies from the 99W’s construction 50 years ago. You really should check out…

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