We have Pembina Valley Online to thank for the latest drive-in retrospective. Marlene Nelson, the part-owner of the Stardust Drive-In, near Morden MB, described her first year with a digital projector as “phenomenal.”
Although the new projector was installed just days before opening night, the Stardust Drive-In was open every weekend from May 21 to the close of the season. Nelson described some of her promotions, including outreach nights with local churches, and some “throwback Thursdays” for old movies. On one Thursday, patrons were encouraged to bring non-perishable food for the local food bank.
There’s a lot more to the article, including plenty of details, a touch of history, and a much better version of the photo I have thumbnailed here. You really should go read it!