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Vt. drive-ins vie for votes in national competition

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COLCHESTER, Vt. -

Three Vermont drive-in theaters are asking for your vote to help them stay open.

The theaters, located in Colchester, Bethel and Fairlee, are participating in a nationwide competition to win digital projectors. The theaters still use film reels, but many production companies may soon only send their movies to theaters digitally, which could force drive-ins across the country to close because they can't afford the pricey upgrade. Making the switch to digital costs more than $75,000 per screen.

"Our intention is to make the conversion to keep our drive-in alive. It's the only life we know; it's like a member of the family. It's more of a labor of love and we'll do what we can to keep our drive-in alive," said Peter Handy of the Sunset Drive-In.

Click here for more information on the competition and to vote.

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