Northfield closes 2014 with a wedding

Northfield Drive-In TheaterThe Recorder of Greenfield MA ran an article recapping the 2014 season for the no-longer-endangered Northfield Drive-In, just barely across the border from Northfield MA in Hinsdale NH. But the Recorder buried the lede: The Northfield will cap off the season with a special private affair – a wedding.

Northfield owner Mitchell Shakour was quoted as saying that because of a lack of strong movies, Hollywood’s 2014 summer was down 22 percent, but attendance at the Northfield was down just 8 percent. With slightly higher ticket prices and a 10 percent growth of concession sales, the gross was about even with last year.

Then way down near the end of the article came the fun news of Sept. 13. “We’ll be hosting our first-ever wedding at the drive-in,” Shakour explained. “They’re going to have dinner, drinks and a band, and when it gets dark they’re going to put on a film or two.”

For much more, including a scary tale of condensation nearly destroying the digital projector, you know you really should go read it!

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