The great digital outdoors: Drive-ins see the light by upgrading technology

In his article for Film Journal, THS member Andreas Fuchs explores how digital projection is affecting Drive-In theatres.

Film Journal International
May 15, 2012, By Andreas Fuchs

“The coming months will see many of our theatres taking the steps needed to move them into the digital age,” said John Vincent, Jr., president of the United Drive-in Theatre Owners Association (, back in February during their 12th annual convention and trade show in Kissimmee, Florida. “Our members are fully invested in doing everything they can to enhance our patrons’ experience when they visit our theatres.”

With the ozoner season in full bloom across the country—and in Canada, of course—Film Journal International got into the passenger seat with some key players who are driving the digital conversion of what Vincent rightly calls “a uniquely American institution” and “outstanding value in family entertainment.”

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