Author Archives: mrdrivein

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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Free movie night tonight!

For one night, Thursday, September 26, the West Wind 6 (Sacramento CA) will offer a free movie night, according to the Rosemont Patch. It’s Superhero night, and the movies scheduled are Brave, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spider-Man. (Wait, Brave is a superhero movie?) Based on tonight’s schedule (same movies) at the Glendale…

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Bengies owner appeals judge’s ruling

From The Baltimore Sun comes the story of Bengies Drive-In (Baltimore MD). It seems that the 56-year-old theater was doing fine until a Royal Farms convenience and grocery store opened nearby, and its lights began to interfere with folks trying to watch the movie. The owner of Bengies sued Royal Farms, and earlier this year, a jury…

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