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Honda Contest Tries To Save Local Drive In Theatres



Two local Drive-In Movie Theatres are in a national contest to safeguard their future with Honda offering a first place prize that would pay for their conversion to digital projectors.

 
Do you still go to drive-in movies?
Yes! Love 'em!
( 40% )
No! It's the theater or my house!
( 37% )
They're still around?
( 23% )
 
 

Exclusive WBEN Audio
Rick Cohen, Transit Drive-In Lockport




WBEN's Cinema Bob Stilson


The high cost of adding the new equipment is a  problem that hit small town movie theaters this past year or so in Hamburg, East Aurora and Lockport- and now has  become the subject of a national campaign to help drive ins.

Honda's "Drive In Project"  contest asks people to vote for their favorite or most deserving drive-in having trouble raising the $75,000 for a digital retrofit in low traffic and rural areas.

In WNY, you can vote to help save the Park 60 in Jamestown or the Loomis Delevan Drive In in Delevan and fully fund their digital conversion.

They  both still feature old fashioned projectors-- while most movies are now being sent out on digital, and the small operations have to convert or close.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR
THE DELEVAN DRIVE IN


CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR
THE PARK 60 in JAMESTOWN


Read More about Honda's "Project Drive In"

See the Park 60's Video created for Honda's  "Project Drive-In"




Nostalgia On Display:  Transit Drive In, Lockport NY
A collection of WBEN Photos taken by Brian Mazurowski

Inside the projection booth, after digital conversion on all four screens

The concession stands restored circa 2012 to accommodate new digital projection booth above

One of Four Screens

The Marquee

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