"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>>

  • Weather

    First Alert Forecast Monday

    First Alert Forecast Monday

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-09-01 08:03:07 GMT
    Nice weather aheadMore >>
    Nice weather aheadMore >>
  • Developers Hope To Turn Old Schools Into New Apartments

    Developers Hope To Turn Old Schools Into New Apartments

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:18:03 GMT
    It will be new life for a few old schools in Clinton and historic buildings in Davenport if a handful of developers have their way.Community Housing Initiatives is looking to transform the Roosevelt Administration Center, a former elementary school, into mixed income housing, by creating 16 spacious apartments there.More >>
    It will be new life for a few old schools in Clinton and historic buildings in Davenport if a handful of developers have their way.Community Housing Initiatives is looking to transform the Roosevelt Administration Center, a former elementary school, into mixed income housing, by creating 16 spacious apartments there.More >>
  • Dr. Danger Returns To Local Speedway After Last Year's Scare

    Dr. Danger Returns To Local Speedway After Last Year's Scare

    Sunday, August 31 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 03:32:52 GMT
    Greg "Dr. Danger" Carpenter is back at the Jackson County Speedway one year after a death-defying stunt nearly proved to be his last. The star of the American Daredevils TV series took on the same track in Maquoketa, IA, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. More >>
    Greg "Dr. Danger" Carpenter is back at the Jackson County Speedway one year after a death-defying stunt nearly proved to be his last. The star of the American Daredevils TV series took on the same track in Maquoketa, IA, on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. 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

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.