Digital Age Could Close Central Kentucky Drive-In Theaters

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
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Updated: 8/16/2013 11:45 pm

The Drive-In Movie Theater is a slice of Americana and its future is in jeopardy because of technology.

The film industry is switching from movies on 35 mm film prints to an all-digital distribution system. This means about a $70,000 investment for drive-in theatres.

Sky Vue Drive-In Manager Lucas Peck said for the locally owned theaters, the switch won’t be easy.

“I’d say right now from what I've heard, a lot of them will close,” Peck said. “Because it's expensive for indoor theatres to go digital, but it's probably double for a drive-in.”

Peck said Sky Vue plans to be open next year, but isn’t sure about the following summers. He said if their theatre doesn’t switch to digital next summer, they would probably be forced to close.

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