Catching a flick at a drive-in movie theater is almost a thing of the past. Several small town indoor theaters even have a hard time surviving. On easter day Redfield lost their cinema, and one local family was not about to let the town's drive-in close as well.
“Our community is pretty small, and if it would close there is probably no chance it would open again, so we didn't want to see it close we wanted to continue to see it in our community,” Drive-in co-owner Stacey Marlow said.
Painting, remodeling, and more painting, that's what the Marlow family has been doing to keep this drive-in movie theater alive. They also had to purchase a $70,000 digital projector. The theater has been a part of Redfield since 1953.
“Back in ‘53 when it first opened up, we used to come out here a lot because it was real popular and a lot of people attended it,” co-owner, Clark Davis said.
Owners say people around the Redfield area have been nothing but supportive. The theater will reopen for the summer with its first flick on May 30.