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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Twin Falls drive-ins’ future looks bleak

The Twin Falls (ID) Times-News ran a fairly pessimistic piece this week about the drive-ins in that town. The Motor-Vu and Grand-Vu will open this spring, but they have no plans to make the switch to digital projection. When Hollywood stops sending film, they’ll just shut down. Both drive-ins are owned by Interstate Amusement, which…

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Daylight Saving Time hates drive-ins

I hate Daylight Saving Time – that’s a singular “Saving”, the correct way to write it. I don’t like tweaking all my clocks twice a year. I don’t like losing an hour of sleep in the spring. And I don’t like what it does to drive-ins. DST was never kind to drive-ins. For much of…

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