Thanks to assistance from the community, the movie industry has recognized that The Town and Country Drive-In should be saved and extended a hand by giving financing towards the digital projectors.
The projectors will be purchased and in place by late spring/early summer 2013 in time for the Summer Blockbusters.
Glenda Thornton, owner of the Town and Country Drive-In, is thrilled by the support of Abilene and its surrounding towns and the businesses and individuals who have given their support to keep the Drive-In going.
"Thanks to this support we were able to obtain financing and make a downpayment to get the project going," says Thornton. Though the projectors were an answer to an urgent problem, it was not a solution to the overall challenges faced with digital transformation. "We still need support to keep us from going dark," Thornton says, "We need volunteers, sponsors and fundraising efforts to keep us open to serve audiences of the Big Country."
The Town and Country Drive-In is located at 2902 Vogel Street and is currently open three nights a week until warmer weather begins and they open seven nights a week.