Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 26, 2012.

Update #23 - For backers only

Another Drive-in Theater Project

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Update #22 - For backers only

Podcast

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Update #21 - For backers only

Postcards from the Road

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Update #20 - For backers only

End of Campaign

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Update #19

Closing in on It

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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 194% of the initial funding goal.

When the campaign ends, a feedback system with backers will kick in. The first thing everyone from the $10 sponsorship level on up needs to do is use this to send me your mailing address. I need that to send out the custom drive-in postcards from the road. I'll also be using this Update feature as a kind of special backers-only blog for posting pictures and stories from the road as the trip progresses. Then after my return from the main cross-country loop, around mid-July, I'll organize the new material and set up the various rewards choices at the different sponsorship levels. You'll all be notified when that is ready.

Research continues and at this point I've made direct contact with more than a dozen theater owners along the route, along with confirming that dozens more theaters are still in operation—usually by finding a reference to current movies playing at the theater, even if I can't get into direct contact with the management.


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    A handwritten thank-you note mailed from the road, on a custom postcard with a picture from one of the project theaters.

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    A handwritten thank you note postcard, plus two 5x7 color photos showing two of the most interesting theaters from this road trip.

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    A handwritten thank you note postcard, plus a set of six 5x7" color photos showing some of the coolest theaters visited on the trip.

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    A handwritten thank you note postcard, plus an American Drive-in Theater project 12-month calendar with color pictures from 12 of the theaters on the road trip.

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    A handwritten thank you note postcard, the custom drive-in calendar, plus one archival exhibition quality 8x10 print from the project, and a fun souvenir from one of the theaters. (popcorn fork, refrigerator magnet? Won't know till I get there).

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    A handwritten thank you note postcard, the custom drive-in calendar, plus one archival exhibition quality 11x14 print from the project, and a fun souvenir from one of the theaters.

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    Special Reward: Are you a drive-in theater owner in the regions I’ll be traveling? You'll get an 11x14 print (color or monochrome) of your theater, the custom calendar, plus I'll do documentation of your theater in color and provide you with files you can use to update and enhance your theater’s web site.

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    A handwritten thank you note postcard, the custom drive-in calendar, and a portfolio of six 11x14 archival exhibition quality prints from the road trip.

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    A handwritten thank you note postcard, the drive-ins calendar, plus one contact-size monochrome archival print from a theater on the trip, on heavy cotton paper, scanned from a panoramic 7x17 inch negative, and one 11x14 inch print scanned from an 8x10 negative.

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    A handwritten thank you note postcard, and a portfolio of six 15x20 archival exhibition quality prints from the road trip.

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    Special reward: are you a photography enthusiast and live in the region I’ll be traveling? You’ll get the portfolio of six 11x14s from theaters on the trip, plus meet me on the road and take a private photography workshop on view camera technique, digital capture, or both.

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    A handwritten thank you note postcard, plus a 16x40 inch monochrome archival print from a theater on the trip, on heavy cotton paper, scanned from a 7x17 inch negative.

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    A handwritten thank you note postcard, and a 22x28 inch monochrome archival exhibition print from a theater on the trip, on heavy cotton paper, scanned from an 8x10 inch negative.

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    The handwritten thank you postcard, and one hand-made platinum/palladium contact print from one of the 8x10" photographs, and one from the 7x17" photographs, each in an edition limited to ten prints and two artist's proofs. Signed and numbered by the artist.

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