Vintage 1950s romper over jeans.
Perfect Drive-in movie outfit.
Let’s talk about something I’m passionate about for a sec:
I LOVE drive-in movie theaters.
I am such a sucker for nostalgia, romance, and the 1950s-60s. Only trouble is, the big movie houses have decided to stop issuing first-run movies on 35mm film, which means nearly every single one of the 360-ish drive-ins left will have to either close forever or upgrade to a digital projector. The big problem with that scenario? Digital projectors cost around $80,000 each.
Honda created the #SavetheDriveIn campaign to raise awareness of the issue, raise funds for drive-ins, and to give away FIVE projectors free to the drive-ins with the most votes. You can raise funds, raise awareness, and VOTE for your LOCAL or favorite drive-in HERE. You can vote two ways (text and online) DAILY.
I went to my local drive-in this weekend. Support yours. And by the way, don’t try to sneak in your own snacks…drive-ins pay a premium to show the films and often make hardly anything (if anything) on ticket sales. They make their operating costs from the snack stand. So those $2.50 Snow Caps I bought? Just keepin’ my local drive-in afloat for the next generation. I also let them keep the change on my ticket price towards the new projector. Drive-Ins are part of Americana I feel strongly we should try to save. I don’t know about you, but I want to be able to bring my family to a drive-in.
Everyone, Labor Day weekend may be the last weekend of your local drive-in. Ever. Go show them your support and maybe even let them keep the change from your ticket price towards the cost of a new projector.
Blogger friends, please let your readers know about this! Together let’s #SavetheDriveIn
(PS This is totally just something I’m passionate about and this post is in no way sponsored or anything like that)