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.