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 toshut down.

The money wouldhelp pay for a new digital projector.

The theater opened in 1962 and isone 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:

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