Galva drive-in seeks votes to win digital projector

Posted on: 5:46 pm, September 21, 2013, by , updated on: 02:19pm, September 22, 2013

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As theaters are being pushed to switch to digital projection, Honda is giving away digital projectors in a contest. A drive-in theater in Galva is asking for votes so they can win a projector before it’s too late.

Honda’s Project Drive-In has added four more digital projectors to its giveaway and has extended the voting to end on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11 p.m.

Click here to vote for your favorite drive-in theater.

The Galva Autovue Drive-In Theatre is asking for votes to keep the business going. Currently using 35 millimeter film, the owner Justin West would have to convert to digital to keep going, costing roughly $70,000. West said making that change would be nearly impossible for a business that is open only on weekends for less than half of the year.

“If you don’t make the conversion, and Hollywood stops making 35 millimeter prints — you’re done, you can’t show any movies,” said West.

Five drive-ins have already been selected, including the McHenry Outdoor Theater in McHenry, Illinois.