Midway raises just enough to buy projector

As part of our Project Drive-In roundup series a few weeks ago, we mentioned the Midway Drive-In, which sits in the middle of farmland on a now-bypassed highway between Osawatomie and Paola KS. The Midway didn’t win one of the digital projectors that Honda gave away, but now comes news that it has raised enough…

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Brazos faces uncertain future

WFAA, Dallas’s news leader, provided an excellent report about the funding problems of the Brazos Drive-In in Granbury TX. Not only did WFAA give us this embedded video, the web page with the story also includes some great photos and even linked to the Brazos web site, something that surprisingly few news story pages bother…

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Blue Grass Drive-In gets okay to build

CBS4 – WHBF Quad Cities, IL-IA News Weather Sports It’s been a long time since we wrote about Randy Lorenz, who wants to build a drive-in theater in Blue Grass IA. Back in January, I thought that his ideas sounded nebulous and speculative. Shows what I know. This week, the Blue Grass city council unanimously…

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Two NY drive-ins face uncertain off-season

The Daily Mail of Hudson NY recently ran a lengthy, thoughtful article profiling its two nearby drive-in theaters. The Hi-Way (Coxsackie) and Greenville (Greenville) were candidates in Honda’s Project Drive-In, and they were among the over 100 drive-ins that failed to win a free digital projector. Both owners sound ambivalently positive about their prospects for reopening next…

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Tiny drive-in scores a digital projector

Here’s a wonderful little story from ABC, the Australian Broadcast Corporation. The tiny Queensland town of Jericho (population 370) has an even tinier drive-in (36 cars), which has stayed in operation since 1969. Like drive-ins everywhere, it needed to upgrade to a digital projection system to continue showing Hollywood’s finest films. Unlike most other drive-ins,…

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First and last Wyoming drive-in endures

The Los Angeles Times gave us quite a gift this week with its profile of the American Dream Drive-In of Powell WY. There’s a great video (too bad I can’t embed it here) plus a lengthy story of the history of the American Dream, which opened in 1949 as Wyoming’s first drive-in theater and is…

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