Newberg's 99W Drive-In won a digital projector from Honda's Project Drive-In.
Without the digital projector, the 60-year-old family-owned drive-in theater could have been forced to close. Movie distributors are ending the use of 35-millimeter film, and the costly switch to digital projection would have been too expensive for the small theater. The projectors can cost between $50,000 to $70,000.
The Francis family opened the 99W Drive-in Theatre in August 1953. The nearly 300-car drive-in had a single screen until 1983, when the indoor Twin Cinema was built on the property.
Read more at The Portland Tribune.