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IN Drive-In Theater Thriving In Digital Age
Updated: Sunday, June 15 2014, 12:36 PM CDT
A digital dilemma for drive-in theaters across the country, a 21st-century problem could spell the end for many of them.
A warm weather ritual where summer evenings set the mood for a movie under the stars.
If summer makes you feel nostalgic for yesteryear, a cruise just off Indiana 64 may take you back.
A family business since 1965, Bill Powell took over from his father. He's been splicing films since he can remember.
But that tradition is come to a halt.
Hollywood is forcing owners to spend big bucks converting from 35 millimeter to digital projection: a cost totaling tens of thousands of dollars, at the expense of locally owned drive-ins.
But with families waiting to stake their spot and sold-out crowds filling the field hours before show time, families hope their commitment will prevent technology from fading theaters to black.
The first movie shown in digital will indeed transform Georgetown’s drive-in.