Rural Missouri drive-in theater goes digital

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 | 3:50 p.m. CDT

CADET — A rural Missouri drive-in movie theater is making the conversion to digital film thanks to a pricey new projector obtained in a national contest.

The Starlite Drive-in near Potosi was one of nine national winners in a contest sponsored by Honda. Co-owner Kevin Mercille tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that after winning the contest, the 62-year-old Starlite also purchased another digital projector, valued at $70,000, for its second screen.

The newspaper reports that drive-ins in Cuba, Mo., and Moberly, as well as Belleville, Litchfield and Springfield, Illinois, have also made the conversion to digital.


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