I don’t often shill for things here, or in my life ever, but long-time readers of this blog know that I am a HUGE fan of the Pride’s Corner Drive In in Westbrook, ME.
My whole life I had always wanted to go to a drive-in movie and imagine my luck when I moved back to Maine and found one 10-minutes down the road!
Unfortunately after this summer, there’s a good chance a lot of this country’s drive-in movie theaters will go dark. Film distributors are largely shying away from 35mm film, which means that most Drive-Ins will need to convert to digital projection to be able to show new films. The cost to convert (about $75,000-$80,000) is a huge hurdle for these small businesses.
We’ve already taken Little Miss Cleaver twice this summer, and I’d love to be able to take her when she can remember the experience!
So my request here is two-fold:
1. If you live in the area – go patronize the drive-in!! This weekend they’re showing a double-feature (it’s always a double feature!) of Monsters University and Despicable Me 2. $15 per Car. Gates Open At 7pm. Show Starts At Dusk. (For more info, visit the Pride’s Corner Facebook Page)
2. Honda (yes, the car company) is sponsoring a “Save the Drive-In” contest, where the top 5 vote getters will receive a free digital projector. You can vote for Pride’s Corner here: http://projectdrivein.com/#vote_68 or by texting Vote68 to 444999. You can vote once each way per day from now until Sept 9th.
That’s all – this is just a place I love and would hate to see go away!