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.