SHELTON, Wash. -- A blast from the past may be a thing of the past without the public’s help.
Owners of the Skyline Drive-in in Shelton said unless they raise $40,000 by mid-May, they may have to shut down.
The money would help pay for a new digital projector.
The theater opened in 1962 and is one of five drive-ins still showing movies in the state. By the end of the year, film distributors will no longer send out movies on reels, so without a digital projector, the shows won’t be able to continue.
Christopher Mayes, the theater’s Director of Marketing, said they have raised about $12,000 of the $40,000 needed.
Myers said he has received donations from across the country. Some donors have never been to Shelton, but they want to support the tradition of the drive-in.
The theater has set up a fundraising website at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1022530997/help-save-a-historic-drive-in-movie-theater