We thought we would share this with you all.
Yes, the rumors are true! The show WILL GO ON at the Harvest Moon Twin Drive In!!!!! It is now official, with the final push from the Neal Tire campaign, we have reached our goal, secured our projectors, and are now waiting patiently for the big truck to deliver them and the installers to show up to finish off the project. We want to take this time to sincerely thank all of the sponsors and donors that have helped to make this a reality. Without that support, and the donations over 800 of you made, I wouldn't be able to write this now.
From the small children with their lemonade stands, the Orr family with their dedication, the employees and extended Harvest Moon family that spread the word, donated time, donation jars, rewards, and our last HUGE Donor, Neal Tire, that donated the final $10,000 that we needed to secure our equipment purchase; THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!!!
As of now, we are scheduled to open on March 29th with the following movies: Screen 1: GI Joe: Retaliation and Screen 2: OZ The Great and Powerful. Both movies will be screened on the brand new Barco 4k projectors, delivering a brighter, crisp picture that you've never seen at a drive in, from the ULTRA HD system displaying 4 times the resolution of a Blu-ray movie! These are the same projectors used in IMAX auditoriums around the country! The sound will now be 100% digital from the top of the line USL sound processors to our Broadcast Warehouse transmitters. If your car has a sound decoder, you will have stunning 5.1 surround sound in your car! This is the best system you can get for a Drive In theater.
In addition to the new projectors, many large projects are under way that should be completed by the end of April or before we start our full season. The snack bar is getting a complete makeover including new counters, digital poster boards and menus, a jukebox, new food offerings including personal pizzas, Horseshoe meals, and special drinks. The old Tiki Hut is being replaced by the brand new Tiki Hut gift shop next to the carousel. It will house all of our glow items, and tons of new gifts, souvenirs, and toys/items to purchase or rent for use before the movies! The vintage carousel will be getting a fresh makeover and a new look to go with the FREE rides. The restrooms are getting a face-lift, complete with fresh paint, tile, and new stalls.
To cap off the last big announcement, we are going to be completely refurbishing the old Marquee out front. It will be receiving a new coat of paint, the old neon is getting replaced where it broke off, and the old signboard is getting converted over to an LED sign board that will allow us to not only list the movies, but make announcements and more.
There is even more to list, but I'll spread it out over the next month. Just take away from this how much your support has transformed this drive in, and you won't believe your eyes at the grand reopening at how nice the place is from the picture on the screen to the restrooms and parking spots.
For everyone that donated to our cause and made this a reality for us: THANK YOU!
We will be contacting everyone via the email address on their paypal account over the next week. Today we should be finished sorting out the 700+ donors into their donation levels and begin sending out the information emails. I am personally doing this all manually since I don't have the tools that kickstarter would have provided, so it is much more time consuming.
So if you made a donation, thank you once again and please watch your email for an update on your rewards.
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Thank you and stay tuned for all the great information and pictures of the improvements!