Short travelogue visits five drive-ins

Georgetown Drive InThe Nile Guide Travel Blog just posted a list of five places to see drive-in movies in North America. I love the neon tailfins of the Georgetown (IN) Drive-In, and it’s nice to read about the new Stevie Rae’s South-Western (Tilbury ON).

The other three theaters on this eclectic list are the Starlite of Grand Bend ON (“one of 17 surviving ‘Starlite’ branded drive-ins”), the Hi-Way of Santa Maria CA, and the Wellfleet (MA). Go see for yourself.

Spud selling T-shirts to pay for digital projector

Spud Drive InThe 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 is that the Spud is selling “I (heart) the Spud” T-shirts to raise money. And the other cool thing is just the name itself; who couldn’t love the Spud?

Cottage View Drive-In is closing

Cottage View marqueeThe 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 the drive-in’s land? Walmart, the usual suspect.