** Contributions are not tax deductible but are very satisfying**
You helped raise $34,692 during the first round of voting
(August 9 - September 9). These funds helped to purchase one of the four
additional digital projectors awarded at the end of the contest. Your
contributions directly helped keep one drive-in from going dark. Fundraising
will continue through the end of the year to support more digital conversions.
An American icon is vanishing.
There are 368 drive-in theaters left in America. In
less than 3 months, many of them will go dark forever if they cannot convert to
digital projection. A digital projector can cost $85,000 plus
installation, which most drive-ins cannot afford.
it would cost $85,000 to upgrade from 35 mm film to digital. We just don't make
that kind of money.”
Drive-in owner, West Virginia
“To upgrade from our 1962 model projector to
digital projection would come at an estimated cost of $85,000 or more.”
Drive-in owner, Tennessee
“Most of the
profit’s made in the snack bar, because the movie company gets most of the
ticket money, most people don’t realize that.”
Drive-in owner, Pennsylvania
Rally America to save as many drive-ins as possible.
Drive-ins go hand in hand. So who better to help save the drive-in than a car
company? What better company than American Honda? Since 1933, these iconic
outdoor screens have been built around car culture. Honda understands that the
classic drive-in movie theater is an important part to our American