Wind lights up Ill. drive-in

posted by Michael Zoldessy on April 8, 2009 at 4:45 am

GIBSON CITY, IL — Want to save some money in today’s economy running your theater? How about operating your theater on wind like the Harvest Moon.?

When its season opened two weekends ago, the Harvest Moon blew in with the wind literally as the world’s first and only turbine-powered movie theater.

“Indoor or out,” said Onarga-based owner Mike Harroun, who has operated the twin-screen drive-in since 1989.

The only similar venue, he said, is the Color House Theatre, a live children’s stage in Merton Abby Mills, England.

Read more in the Chicago Tribune.

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