By Ashley Rader
The Stateline Drive-In is one of about 80 drive-in movie theaters chosen to be a part of Project Drive-In, sponsored by Honda. Through the contest, people can vote online or by text once per day until Sept. 9. The top five drive-ins with the most votes will receive a digital projector, which will soon be the only way to show movies.
In an article published in the STAR on Aug. 14, Stateline Drive-In owner Andy Wetzel said winning the contest was likely the only way to keep the drive-in open.
The cost to convert from the traditional film projector to digital is around $80,000 for the equipment and another $20,000 for renovations to the building to support the switch.