Ill. Drive-In Hopes to Make Digital Switch
Larry and Melody McGrath own the Fairview Drive-In in Newton. The town is 90 miles south of Champaign.
According to the Mattoon Journal-Gazette, the drive-in has raised about $2,700 toward the $50,000 the owners need to make the switch.
Drive-ins around the country are trying to make the conversion to digital projection because film versions of movies aren't expected to be available much longer.
Manager Brittany McGrath hopes to have the money by the end of the year so the work can begin before the theater reopens in May. The Fairview closes from September through April.
See other LocalNews news:Illinois Governor Working with Police on Marijuana Bill
ACLU Praises New Illinois Limits on Cellphone Surveillance
Illinois Town Hopes Its Levee Can Be Inspected, Deemed Safe
Boy Scouts Faring Well a Year After Easing Ban on Gay Adults
Mt. Vernon Man Killed at Home in Gary, Indiana