Daily Herald: Suburban Drive-In Theatres

July 21, 2013 8:31:12 AM PDT
The suburbs' only two remaining outdoor theaters present both sides of a digital conversion dillema all theaters have to face. The Cascade Drive-In in West Chicago converted this spring, while the McHenry Outdoor Theater is trying to raise money to convert.

Cascade is staying in business for the foreseeable future; McHenry's future is less certain, as its owner tries to raise the estimated $130,000 cost of digital equipment and overhauling the projection room. Some in the industry think this will be theater operators' last year to use film.

You can read the full story in the Daily Herald's edition from Sunday, July 21, 2013, or online at dailyherald.com.