CBC News looked at how the push towards digital is challenging seasonal drive-ins existence in Canada. Of course, standard cinemas are being affected as well.
It’s going to be very hard for many of the smaller, independent movie theatres, as well as the drive-ins, to stay in business with digital projection, because the conversion to digital projection is so expensive. I hope that the Coolidge Corner Theatre, the Brattle Theatre and the Somerville Theatre don’t end up closing their doors because they can’t convert to digital. Those are the only theatres in our area that don’t play the schlocky junk that the multi-plexes that dot our highways and byways play.