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By April Wright
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About this project

www.goingattractions.com has a trailer, clips and more info on the project.

As many of you know who have been following this project for years, this is a passion project which was personally funded by the director April Wright.  She traveled the United States multiple times to visit nearly 500 drive-in locations (open, abandoned, and former sites of drive-ins) to collect footage for the film.  In addition she's conducted numberous interviews and searched for archival footage and photographs. 

The project could never have made it this far without very generous friends and colleagues who have offered their time to help shoot, edit, and work on various aspects of the film.  In 2010 we screened a rough cut for the drive-in owners at their annual conference, and the film was received with tears, applause and enthusiasm.  But since then, the project has been somewhat stalled because we ran out of money. 

The film still needs a polishing edit and motion graphics to make it DVD and broadcast-level quality.  The people with that level of skills are in-demand and constantly working, so we've been unsuccesful at getting their time on the side, even when they love the project.  Everyone has to pay their rent, and so other jobs have taken priority until we have some funding to pay them.

Although $10,000 isn't enough to complete the film (including the final steps of sound design/mix, licensing music and archival footage where applicable, color correction, etc), your contributions will give the project the "Kick Start" we need to do the crucial next editing pass and graphics so the film is showable to potential buyers.  We expect the film to be broadcast on television and to be available on DVD and streaming Video on Demand.

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    A great way to support April, the project, and independent film. You will receive a "Special Thanks" in the credits of the film.

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    DRIVE-IN FAN: A Special Edition DVD "pre-buy" which includes shipping. (DVD will likely retail $19.99 to $24.99 upon its release.) AND you will receive a "Special Thanks" in the credits of the film.

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    DRIVE-IN SUPPORTER: A Special Edition DVD "pre-buy" PLUS a "Going Attractions" t-shirt which includes shipping. (DVD will likely retail $19.99 to $24.99 upon its release, high quality t-shirt retails approximately $19.99.) AND you will receive a "Special Thanks" in the credits of the film.

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    DRIVE-IN LOVER: A Special Edition DVD "pre-buy" PLUS a 2nd DVD of "Drive-ins: Gone But Not Forgotten" which includes all the drive-ins that were shot for the film and have since been destroyed including the Admiral Twin in Tulsa, OK. Plus 2 "Going Attractions" t-shirts which includes shipping. (DVDs will likely retail $19.99 to $24.99 upon its release, high quality t-shirts retail approximately $19.99.)

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    DRIVE-IN BENEFACTOR: The drive-in lover package, plus a custom DVD of your choice which will include raw footage from your 10 favorite drive-ins that were visited for the film. If you want to contribute more than $1000, send me an e-mail. You may be Producer material! Or if you don't want to put your contribution on a credit card, also e-mail me at info@goingattractions.com

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