The 99W Drive-In has become one of five drive-in theaters no longer in jeopardy of closing its doors thanks to Honda’s Project Drive-In.
With the end of 35-mm film distribution this year, and the costly switch to digital projection nearing, Honda created Project Drive-In as a national effort to save as many of America’s remaining drive-ins as possible.
Through Project Drive-In, awareness is being raised across the country, offering communities simple ways to get involved and helping this historic part of American cinema and car culture live on.[ Also Read: Leonard Maltin to Host Twitter Vine Auction for Honda ]
In celebration of the Project Drive-In award, the 99W Drive-In, located at 3110 Portland Rd in Newberg, Oregon invited the local community to a special celebration Sunday at 6:00 pm ET.
In addition, following the Sept. 21 Los Angeles premiere of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, all drive-ins receiving digital projectors, care of Honda’s Project Drive-In, will have the opportunity to screen this film before its wide release date.
The five drive-in theaters set to receive a new digital projector from Honda’s Project Drive-In were determined by the over two million votes received from Aug. 9 to Sept. 9 at www.projectdrivein.com.
Visitors to the site were encouraged to share Project Drive-In information with family and friends via social media, email or texts, pledge to see one movie at their local drive-in and contribute to the national save-the-drive-in fund to help keep more drive-ins in business.