According to the Monte Vista (CO) Journal, the Best Western Movie Manor there was nominated a few weeks ago for the “Most Unique Hotel” award as chosen by Best Western International Facebook fans. Of course, that’s because every room at the Movie Manor faces the Star Drive-In‘s main screen. (You can also see the second screen from at least some of the rooms, but it’s a lot more awkward to watch.)
Unfortunately for us drive-in fans, the winner, announced this week, was the Best Western Studley Castle Hotel in Studley, England. That announcement is where I saw that the official award was for “Most Unique Hotel,” a phrase that the Journal article didn’t repeat. As an old newspaper guy, I hope that was because you can’t have anything that is “most unique”. Unique means one of a kind. Nothing can be “more” one of a kind; it is or isn’t. But I digress.
The good news from the Journal article is when it simply states that “The (Star) drive-in will go digital soon.” Glad to hear of one more drive-in that plans to persevere through the conversion process.