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08/23/2013 – LOCAL MARION COUNTY DRIVE-IN THEATRE SEEKS VOTES IN HONDA’S “PROJECT DRIVE-IN”

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Honda_Project_Drive-In_Logo_Bl_OgnGu-Win, AL. – 49 County News is committed to support an effort of The Blue Moon Drive-In Theatre located in Gu-Win, Alabama to keep its screens filled with movies you love. At the end of 2013, 35mm movie reels will no longer be available to theaters and only digital files will be distributed. There are currently 368 drive-ins in operation in the United States, and many of them have yet to convert to digital projection, including the Blue Moon Drive-In. Honda recently launched Project Drive-In and the Blue Moon Drive-In is hoping to be one of five drive-ins to receive a free digital projector.

Theaters that do not have a digital projector by the end of 2013 will no longer be able to show movies, thus forcing them to close unless they can spend approximately $75,000+ per screen to upgrade to digital projection. Honda wants to preserve this iconic part of American car culture and is helping drive-ins like the Blue Moon Drive-In by donating five digital projectors to be given away by Project Drive-In.

Drive-in movie fans and supporters can vote on which theaters to save. Project Drive-In will donate digital projectors to the top five vote receivers. Fansbadge_dark can vote for Blue Moon Drive-In Theatre once a day between now and September 9, 2013, at http://projectdrivein.com/vote_104. Votes can also be cast, one per day, by texting Vote104 to 444999.

Honda is also asking consumers to pledge to go see at least one movie at a local drive-in and then donate to the Project Drive-In fund to help those theaters survive economic hard times. To learn more about Project Drive-In, visit www.projectdrivein.com.

For more information on The Blue Moon Drive-In Theatre, call their movie line at 205-468-8046 or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bmdrivein

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Written by 49 County News.Net

August 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM

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