Drive-in movie theaters switch to digital projectors to survive

posted by Michael Zoldessy on June 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Pioneer Press looked at the state of drive-ins as many make the choice to go digital or close down. They discuss the difficulties of the transition for such a seasonal business and focus on the decisions made by the Star Drive-In, Mesa Drive-In and the Montrose Star.

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KenLayton on June 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm

All the major studios have now signed a contract with Kodak to continue supplying the studios with billions of feet of 35mm film. The studios/film distributors still must supply 35mm prints of first run American releases to foreign countries. So 35mm film is not dead. Here is a link to the story:

MPol on June 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

Sooner or later, however, 35-mm film will be dead. It won’t go on forever, and, if the fact that most movie theatres have ended up converting to digital projection in order to survive is any indication, the drive-ins, like the majority of other independent, non-profit theatres, will have to switch over to digital projection or go dark, if one gets the drift.

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