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

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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