Project Drive-In to begin daily winner announcements today

10:00 am | September 11, 2013

The first of five drive-in theaters to receive a free digital projector from the nationwide Project Drive-In contest will be announced today. Stateline Drive-In

Stateline Drive-In owner Andy Wetzel hopes his theater is one of those winners.

“We are still hoping,” Wetzel said. “We’re very optimistic.”

Through Sept. 15, one winner will be revealed daily on projectdrivein.com.

Jessica Fini, spokesperson for Honda, which sponsored the contest, said the decision to announce one winner per day was made in order for the winners’ reactions to be filmed. Also, the first winner announced is not necessarily the drive-in that received the most votes, she said.

“The order of announcement is due to the shooting schedule,” Fini said. “As soon as the winners are notified we will announce publicly.”

A friend, who saw the website on Tuesday, told Wetzel’s wife Jenny about how the winners would be announced and she texted Wetzel that day to tell him the news.

“There was no heads up about how they were going to do it,” Wetzel said.

 

Elizabethton Star back open navigation

Switch to our desktop site