Winter Drive In Digital Conversion
The Winter Drive-In has been entertaining generations of families in the Wintersville / Steubenville community since 1969.
During the 1950s, there were approximately 4063 drive-in theatres in across America. Today only about 325 are still operating.
The Hollywood studios are now forcing the few remaining 35mm film theatres to make a very expensive conversion to digital projection.
Without the conversion to digital projection, the Winter Drive-In will not be able to play any current or future Hollywood releases.
The depressed economic conditions of the area have had a devastating effect on many local businesses. The Winter Drive-In has been no exception.
While we all try to be optimistic, hoping for improvement, we have been financially unable to make the digital conversion.
We’ve recently heard from so many people that love the Winter Drive-In and want it to continue, we’re willing to give it another chance.
We’re not asking for your donations to save our business. We asking for donations to save the Winter Drive-In for the community.
The cost to convert each drive-in screen to digital projection is approximately $75,000.00 per screen.
While we don’t expect to come close to the amount needed to convert all four screens, we hope to do as many as possible in order to open this season.
We realize that we’re getting a late start with GoFundMe, but better late than never.
If everyone would donate as much as possible, we could save the Winter Drive-In for the entire community to enjoy for years to come.
Corporate Sponsorship and Naming Rights are also available for a single screen or the entire Drive In.
( Please email us for details via the gofundme link)
Funds are needed immediately to purchase the equipment and book features for the 2017 summer season.
A GoFundMe account has been started to save the Winter Drive-in for your continued enjoyment.
Any and all donations will help and are greatly appreciated.
I would like to " THANK EVERYONE " who has donated thru " go fund me " to date you have contributed $2.315 and that is very much appreciated, and would gladly welcome contributions from our supporters who to date have not donated so far.
To bring you up to date on the installation of the Digital Projection Equipment we will be opening two Digital Screens on July 26th, Screen 1 and Screen 3
To all of our well wishers I thank you once again, our campaign has a long way to go please continue to spread the word to your friends and neighbors to donate to Winter Drive In Digital Projection Fund thru this go fund me portal.
Best Wishes to Everyone and hope to see you under the stars at the Winter Drive In
We appreciate your contributions to help keep the movies under the stars in Wintersville.
As a token of our appreciation we have established a rewards program for all of our Winter Drive-In GoFundMe contributors
Your GoFundMe rewards must be claimed in person at the Winter Drive In. ( Proper Identification Required )
We thank you for your consideration and generosity and we look forward to seeing you at the Winter Drive In.
Our GoFundMe Campaign has a long way to go. Please help spread the word.
Best Wishes and See you at the Movies.
1. PLEDGE $10.00 OR MORE
Receive a FREE 46 oz. POPCORN
2. PLEDGE $25.00 OR MORE
Receive a FREE 85 oz. POPCORN
3. PLEDGE $50.00 OR MORE
Receive 2 FREE PASSES to the WINTER DRIVE-IN
4. PLEDGE $100.00 OR MORE
Receive 4 FREE PASSES to the WINTER DRIVE-IN
5. PLEDGE $250.00 OR MORE
Receive 10 FREE PASSES to the WINTER DRIVE-IN
6. PLEDGE $500.00 OR MORE
Receive 10 FREE PASSES to the WINTER DRIVE-IN
AND 10 FREE 46 oz. POPCORNS and 10 FREE 20 oz.
Our first Flea Market Fund Raiser starts today at
*8 am and will be held every Sunday. Please stop by the Winter Drive In and browse today and support our vendors. Why don't you start your house and garage spring cleaning and collect those items you no longer use and and sell the items next Sunday. Please spread the word and support our fund raiser and donate to our Digital Upgrade Program .
* We open for vendors at 7 am to set up.
Every donation is one step forward in our campaign to save the Winter Drive-In.
Now, we're asking everyone to "SPREAD THE WORD" that we're also looking for corporate sponsors that would like to buy naming rights for a single screen or the entire drive-in to hep support our campaign and keep movies under the stars in Wintersville, Ohio.
WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN DO IT!
Please contact us with their company and contact details or have them contact us through this GoFund Me.com portal
I met my husband now husband at the Winter Drive in 30 years ago. Let me know if your going to do a fund raiser, would be willing to help out. My kids school just did a auction and raised 40,000. They had a silent action and a actioneer action off donations. I'm sure all the business in area would donate something. Good luck
I asked you three years ago to set this up, I had all the information to do it as a mass donation with other drive ins around the country. But that's okay we're all at fault here. It's sad an American past time will be long forgotten. I came here ever since I was young, I worked here and I probably had the most passion about keeping the Winter Drive-In open while working here. No one wants to see the valley take another loss of a business. I hope that you guys can open up this year. It'll sadden me if you don't.
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