Skyline Theater also turns to Kickstarter

The Skyline Drive-In Theater (aha! someone else who spells it -ter) in Shelton WA is the latest drive-in to turn to Kickstarter to raise funds for its conversion to digital projection. As that page describes it: “Small theaters all over the country are left to fight over the few 35mm prints that are currently being…

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Another Washington drive-in has switched to digital

Although it’s sad that we’ll lose the Auto-Vue, there’s some good news from the other side of the state of Washington. The Blue Fox Drive-In (Oak Harbor WA) has already switched to digital projection and has reopened for its 2013 season. The Whidbey News-Times ran a nice article about the transition.¬†Darrell Bratt, owner of the…

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Auto-Vue announces it’s closing this fall

The owner of the Auto-Vue Drive-In in Colville WA told the Spokane Spokesman that 2013 will be its final season. Because of the digital projection conversion it would require to continue, the Auto-Vue will close for good after Labor Day weekend. Steve Wisner said the Auto-Vue is still profitable, but it would take over $170,000…

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