Author Archives: mrdrivein

Ontario drive-ins are thriving after conversion

The Hamilton Spectator reports on the Starlite Drive-In (Hamilton ON) and other Ontario drive-ins that are doing great after pouring lots of cash into digital projection equipment. Brian Allen, head of the company that owns the Starlite and more Ontario drive-ins, says that 2012 has been one of their best years ever, and that business…

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Star and Movie Manor get Best Western nomination

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…

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Yet another Illinois drive-in turns to Kickstarter

There must be something in the water in Illinois. In addition to the Midway (Palmyra IL) and Harvest Moon (Gibson City IL) which we discussed so recently, now comes word that the McHenry Outdoor Theater (McHenry IL) is trying to raise money through Kickstarter for digital projection equipment. The good news, according to the story…

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