Vineland hopes to make an expensive conversion

Screen shot of drive-in videoMost drive-in video is good, though some videos are better than others, and this little snapshot of the Vineland Drive-In in City of Industry CA is one of the best I’ve seen lately. It comes to us from Annenberg TV News of the University of Southern California.

If you’ve never been to a drive-in (how sad!), this video is the best news report to capture the full experience – tickets, screen, concessions, projectors, and the closing credits, a really nice touch. Oh, and it’s about how the folks at the Vineland are optimistic that it will be able to convert to digital projection by the end of the year despite the $320,000 price tag for four screens. Thanks USC Annenberg, for this fine report, and for letting me share it here.

Update: I am sorry, but the embedded version that USC Annenberg provided insisted on autoplaying whenever the page loaded. That’s darned annoying, and the version on the Annenberg page doesn’t do that, but I can’t figure out how to make it quit, so I took it out and replaced it with a screen shot of that video, linking to the original article. If you know how to make it stop autoplaying, please let me know and I’ll embed it again.