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Re-new the drive in infrastructure to preserve this Fort Collins treasure for generations to come.
Re-new the drive in infrastructure to preserve this Fort Collins treasure for generations to come.
719 backers pledged $27,468 to help bring this project to life.

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For nearly 50 years the Holiday Twin Drive In Theatre has been a part of the Fort Collins, Colorado community. 

When Wes Webb purchased the theatre in 1979 he never dreamed it would become the icon it is today.  Thirty-eight years later it's time to ensure that future generations can enjoy this drive-in theatre experience in Northern Colorado.  

Sunset at the Holiday Twin
Sunset at the Holiday Twin

What's going on?

Future development on the property south of the theatre's driveway has created renewed interest in preserving our theater. In response to the petition on Change.org (the petition was not created by the owners or family members of the Holiday Twin Drive-In Theatre) we've created this campaign. The best way to "save the Holiday Twin" is to attend frequently throughout each season.

Wes and Stephanie Webb - Owners of the Holiday Twin Drive-In
Wes and Stephanie Webb - Owners of the Holiday Twin Drive-In

What does the Drive-In need?

Our current building, electricity and sewer are outdated and stressed to the limit of their capacity. Our facility struggles to handle our current patronage. In 2013 owners Stephanie and Wes Webb converted the theater to digital projection using funds they had saved over years of operating the theatre, thereby depleting their reserves.

Throw-back to the Drive-In's original speakers.
Throw-back to the Drive-In's original speakers.

The Future of the Drive-In...

Now you can help us as we plan for a major overhaul of our theater.  The overhaul will take at least two years complete.  Year one we plan to re-design, plan and apply for all necessary permits.  In year two, during the off season, the remodel work will take place. This process will include:  increased electric capacity, replace sewer and water lines and completely re-work our 50 year old building that houses our snack bar, restrooms, storage and projection booths.  The bid to trench a new electrical line with increased capacity is $25,000.  

So what do I do?

Our budget for the entire project is $350,000. You can help us reach our starting goal of $25,000 by supporting this "Save the Holiday Twin Drive-In" Kickstarter. Buy a sticker, buy a shirt, or bring the neighborhood - any way you choose to support us will help and we appreciate all our fans!  

"The place to be"
"The place to be"

But wait, I thought you said you were busy!

We are very grateful for the love and support from the community of Fort Collins and beyond. The economics of a Drive-In Theatre are not what they used to be. The majority of ticket sales (between 65%-75%) must be paid to the film company. We are a seasonal business in an aging facility in need of a major overhaul.  A large portion of our revenue comes from our snack bar which has reached it's capacity.  Increased electricity is our most pressing need.

Keep up with us on Facebook and get instant updates from us about this campaign by subscribing to our page on Tidbit!

Thanks,

From all of us at the Holiday Twin

Credits:

Video - Colorado Movie Cars (Thanks again!)

Pictures - Josh Cisar, Fort Collins Coloradoan, Chris Cisar

Artwork - Taylor Holt

Rewards:

Save the Holiday Twin - Red
Save the Holiday Twin - Red

 

Save the Holiday Twin - Dark Grey
Save the Holiday Twin - Dark Grey

 

3" Drive-In Sticker
3" Drive-In Sticker

 

Kickstarter Classic Drive-In Pin
Kickstarter Classic Drive-In Pin

 

Drive-In pin
Drive-In pin

 

Risks and challenges

The problems we have are good problems, our popularity has out grown our capacity. We have to either renovate, move or close. Our first choice is renovation. Our renovations will take at least two years to complete. With the support of our community we believe we can make it happen. When you make it a point to visit the Holiday Twin more than once a summer you increase the likelihood of our success. Share our story with your family and friends and invite them to participate in "Saving the Holiday Twin Drive-In Theatre" this summer!

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    Every little bit counts

    Thanks for you support of the Drive-In!

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    Holiday Twin Sticker

    Rep the Drive-In anywhere with our new sticker. Slap it on your water bottle, ski rack, or any of your property.

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    Official Save the Holiday Twin Shirt

    With this t-shirt you'll be able to really save the Drive-In. Get a stamp each time you come to the Drive-In this summer and the 5th time is free!

    Pick up your T-Shirt at the Drive-In at the end of the campaign or request that we ship it to you.

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    Official Save the Holiday Twin Shirt

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    Pick up your T-Shirt at the Drive-In at the end of the campaign or request that we ship it to you.

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    Official Save the Holiday Twin Shirt

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    Pick up your T-Shirt at the Drive-In at the end of our campaign! (Will Call)

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    The Whole bag

    Get the "Save the Holiday Twin" shirt, the classic pin, the Drive-In pin, and two stickers for $50!

    Show your support for the Holiday Twin! (Pick up orders)

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    Save the Holiday Twin Family pack

    The whole family can enjoy the benefits of our Kickstarter T-shirt. Get a shirt for your whole family (at least four of them). You'll also get a free popcorn combo deal for your family. (Have more than four? Each $25 will get you a T-shirt, every 4 shirts gets you a sticker and popcorn combo deal!) Pick up your T-Shirt at the Drive-In at the end of the campaign or request that we ship it to you. (After placing your order, please specify what colors and sizes you would like)

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    Holiday Twin Memories - Speaker Display

    Preserve your memories with ours in our one-of-a-kind speaker display.

    For nearly 40 years Wes Webb has owned and operated the Holiday Twin Drive-In Theatre. His collection of memories could fill volumes and as a family we cherish everyone of them. When he had his milestone 80th birthday a few years back and we collected some of those memories on video and audio tape and preserved them for our family to cherish throughout the generations to come. We’re certain many of our loyal patrons have their own memories as well. We’d like to add your memories to ours in this one-of-a-kind collection we’ve planned to house in our building within a unique piece of artwork.

    Our plan is create a wall where our signature Corvette bumper is displayed along with approximately 30-35 speakers. This wall-art will be interactive. We will record your favorite memory and place that recording inside the speaker. Your name is engraved a plate by the speaker and people will be able to hear you sharing your favorite Drive-in memory by pressing the corresponding number. Our family memories will be housed in the center speaker as well, for all to enjoy.

    Be apart of this unique opportunity! Speakers are limited are limited. Each memory speaker can be purchased for $200 this includes professional recording, engraving and display in the artwork. Each year you can renew your speaker memory for $100.

    Help our Kickstarter reach it’s goal and share your favorite memories of the Drive-in!

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    • Engraved Plaque
    • Copy of Entire Drive-In Memories
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    Sponsor your spot!

    Sponsor your spot at the Drive-In! We will reserve your spot for up to 12 vehicles. You get 40 tickets to the show that evening plus a meal. You will arrive early and be served dinner from three menu choices, grill burger, grilled chicken or pulled pork, plus sides, dessert and popcorn for the show! Some weekend restrictions apply.

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    Rent the Holiday Twin!

    Your screen, your movie, your company or group! Snag one of these deals and get the Drive-In for the entire evening. Your very own private event!

    Have an employee appreciation night! Choose the movies that you want to watch. Get the word out and have a blast!

    Only available for the shoulder season (May and last half of August-September). Weekends are not available during the season. Not available in June, July and first half of August.

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