Elizabethton drive-in gets digital projector

Elizabethton drive-in gets digital projector

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ELIZABETHTON (AP) - A drive-in movie theater in Elizabethton is 1 of 9 across the country to receive a new digital projector that will help it stay in business.

Movie studios are phasing out 35 mm film prints, requiring theaters to convert to digital projectors at a cost of $70,000 or more per screen. Many drive-in theaters are family-run operations that do most their business in the summer, and some owners say they simply can't afford to change over.

Honda Motor Co. sponsored the Project Drive-In contest to help save theaters facing closure. Last week it named five winning theaters to receive digital projectors. This week, the company named four more winners, including Elizabethton's Stateline Drive-In.

Honda says it will continue raising money for the project through the crowd funding website Indiegogo.com.

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