Drive-In Movie Theater Going Digital

Posted: May 14, 2014 6:44 AM by The Associated Press
Updated: May 14, 2014 8:32 AM

Rating: 0.0 (0 votes)

CADET (AP) - A rural Missouri drive-in movie theater is making the conversion to digital film thanks to a pricey new projector obtained in a national contest.

The Starlite Drive-in near Potosi was one of nine national winners in a contest sponsored by Honda. Co-owner Kevin Mercille tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that after winning the contest, the 62-year-old Starlite also purchased another digital projector, valued at $70,000, for its second screen.

The newspaper reports that drive-ins in Cuba and Moberly, as well as Belleville, Litchfield and Springfield, Illinois, have also made the conversion to digital.

KOMU First Alert Weather

Most Popular Right Now

Select a station to view its upcoming show schedule: KOMU 8 CW Mid-Missouri's CW

Coming Up Next

10:30 pmKOMU 8 News @ 10
11:05 pmSports Extra with Chris Gervino
11:35 pmThe Simpsons

Tonight's Schedule

6:00 pmFootball Night in America
7:20 pmSunday Night Football

Coming Up Next

10:00 pmSee Spot Run
12:00 amCommunity
12:30 amThe King of Queens

Tonight's Schedule

7:00 pmNo Mercy
9:00 pmKOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30 pmCougar Town