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.