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Spud selling T-shirts to pay for digital projector

The Teton Valley News wrote about the Spud Drive-In (Driggs ID) and its need to upgrade to a digital projection system. The article quotes the manager as saying a new projector would cost around $6500, which sounds to me like the reporter or somebody forgot one of the zeroes. Anyway, the cool thing about this…

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Cottage View Drive-In is closing

The Cottage View Drive-In in Cottage Grove MN is closing because the owners didn’t want to lay out at least $70k for digital projector equipment. I think we’re going to be hearing that refrain all too often this fall. Anyway, the Minneapolis StarTribune had a nice story about it. UPDATE: Who’s going to build on…

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Admiral Twin bounces back from screen fire

Now here’s some good news! The Admiral Twin Drive-In (Tulsa OK) reopened this June after a fire destroyed its wooden screen in September 2010. (I love its motto: This time we’re going to build it out of steel, cause we ain’t gonna do this fire crap again!) According to the Tulsa World, business has been…

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