Franklin Drive-In misses out in contest

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 24, 2013 at 5:33 am •  Published: September 24, 2013
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FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — A southern Kentucky drive-in theater has missed out on a contest to win a digital projection system.

Five theaters won one of the projectors previously, and another four were given out this week to theaters around the country. But the Franklin Drive-In at Franklin, Ky., wasn't among the winners.

Fans of drive-ins voted online in the program that was launched Aug. 9.

Project Drive-In was sponsored by Honda Motor Co. to help keep theaters from closing in the face of 35mm film distribution ending later this year. The Franklin Favorite (http://bit.ly/1bvryoo ) says switching to digital projection is estimated to cost $75,000 or more per screen.

Several other Kentucky drive-ins were also vying in the contest but didn't make the cut, including Bourbon Drive-In in Paris, Twin Hills Drive-In in Harrodsburg, Stanford Drive-In and Tri-City Drive-In in Beaver Dam.

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Online: http://projectdrivein.com