"Project Drive-In" Gives Hope To One Local Drive-In Owner - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

"Project Drive-In" Gives Hope To One Local Drive-In Owner

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Rock Island Shooting

    UPDATE: Suspect Identified In Rock Island Shooting

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:34:39 GMT
    The Rock Island Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Brandon Montrece Brooks of Rock Island for Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Discharge of a firearm.More >>
    The Rock Island Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Brandon Montrece Brooks of Rock Island for Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Discharge of a firearm.More >>
  • Woman Drives Car Up Pole In Davenport

    Woman Drives Car Up Pole In Davenport

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:10:49 GMT
    UPDATE: Police say 47-year-old Lisa L. McCormick of Walcott, Iowa was arrested at the scene. She was charged with OWI 3rd offense and control of vehicle.More >>
    UPDATE: Police say 47-year-old Lisa L. McCormick of Walcott, Iowa was arrested at the scene. She was charged with OWI 3rd offense and control of vehicle.More >>
  • Gas Line Struck Near Walmart In Moline

    Gas Line Struck Near Walmart In Moline

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:52:26 GMT
    Moline police confirm that a gas line has been struck at 41st St. and 38th Ave. near the Walmart store. The Moline Fire Department is on the scene and some lanes of traffic are being shut down.More >>
    Moline police confirm that a gas line has been struck at 41st St. and 38th Ave. near the Walmart store. The Moline Fire Department is on the scene and some lanes of traffic are being shut down.More >>

With a number of drive-in movie theaters within driving distance of the Q-C-A, Local movie-goers say they love to take in the nostalgic experience. But as the industry standard moves to digital projection some of those theaters will have to make the expensive conversion, or close down.

The "Autovue Drive-In" in Galva, IL has been open since 2005. Owner and operator, Justin West, says it would cost 140-thousand for both his screens to go digital-money he doesn't have.

But now he has a chance to keep it open. Honda America is holding a contest called "Project Drive-In".  It's to help five drive-in theatres with digital projectors. Justin says it's a long shot, but he'd be happy if he won.

"I think we'd have a party and I guess Honda says they'll have some kind of advertisement for the winners. I'll be amazed, but that would be excited if we do," he said.

People can vote daily for The Autovue in Honda's contest. Just click on the link below to vote online or you can text a vote daily to 444-999 with a message, "vote50". The contests ends September 9th.

www.projectdrivein.com