The West Coast
My apologies for such a long time between Updates. The last third of the trip became hectic and demanding. The fact is it takes an hour or more to gather... Read more
This week was a bit frazzled but highly productive. From Barstow I headed south into the Imperial Valley, genuine desert, though they irrigate it and grow crops, with temperatures hitting... Read more
The Quest Continues
It's been busy. Kansas and Oklahoma were both productive. I'm now in Texas where I'm in touch with quite a few of the surviving drive-ins. I did a lot of... Read more
The first six days were a little beyond hectic, so I'm slowing things down today. The thing is, through OH, IN, IL, and MO, active theaters are just close enough... Read more
Closing in on It
The American Drive-in Theater project funding campaign is coming to an end. As I write a little before 9:00 Eastern Time, there are sixteen hours remaining. We've hit an amazing... Read more
Getting Noticed, and Making Contacts
I'm delighted to mention that the project has just gotten a nice write-up at Fast Company’s "Co.Design" web site:
The article gets the word out that some theaters have... Read more
Today marks the midpoint of this 30-day Kickstarter campaign. While the fast and furious action of the first day or two has calmed down, backers are still coming in and... Read more
Notes from all over
Backers have been sending in scouting reports and scouting pictures from all around the country. Research is continuing and the itinerary is getting more established. I've heard that a famous... Read more
Not a whole lot to report. I spent hours today online, looking for websites for theaters that my research says are operational. Sometimes there's a good site with lots of... Read more
Comments showing up?
During the day I've replied to at least half a dozen comments, but the list of comments at my KS "dashboard" page isn't showing them, though it showed my outgoing... Read more
With some pointers (Thanks, AuroraLee) I've found information on clusters of surviving drive-in theaters in Nova Scotia and Ontario provinces, but essentially nothing for the rest of Canada.
Scouting reports... Read more
Itinerary, first draft
OK, here is the first, very rough, draft of the itinerary for The Great American Drive-in Theater Road Trip. No, it's not an April Fool's joke. That's where the theaters... Read more
The American Drive-in Theater project just got a nice bit of attention at the web site for The Hartford Courant newspaper:
In a little while we'll be off to... Read more
Research continues, interest in the project, too
With the project at 127% funding and 25+ days to go, a few more backers signed on today. It's great to see interest continuing.
The producer of a new podcast... Read more
Preview: the first leg of the journey
This is great, some of you are offering to help with the research by making scouting snaps of theaters, which will assist me in planning the trip. Now that we... Read more
On the Kickstarter Blog
I'm happy to Update you all to the word that The American Drive-in Theater project is featured today at the KS blog. More great news!
It's early afternoon here in Connecticut, on the third day of the campaign, and the project is now 123% funded. The enthusiasm for this project is wonderful.
I've heard from... Read more
Thanks to the sponsors who continue to contribute. Every bit of it helps, and it's really encouraging to see how many people want to be a part of this.
I've... Read more
What a Day!
Well, that was interesting.
Making our initial goal in well under a day was quite a ride. Support has come in from all over the world, but a special shout-out... Read more
I'm simply overwhelmed. We've gone over the top, 17 hours into the first day.
I've always thought this was a good idea, but nobody would listen. Now I've found all... Read more
I'm overwhelmed by this response. Kickstarter central says 81% in the upper left corner of my interface there. This is simply, wonderful.
But keep those cards and letters coming.
I... Read more
We love you sponsors large and small
This is amazing.
As we reach the twelfth hour from launch, we are at 38% of our goal with 39 backers. Every sponsorship is important. I can't tell you how... Read more
Wow, what a start!
This is fantastic!
We went live at 1:00 AM Eastern time, and as noon approaches we're at 32% of our goal. I just got a note that we're now up... Read more