HOW CAN YOU HELP to Save the Fairlee Drive-in? 5 Point Plan 1. COME TO THE DRIVE-IN! -- bring a friend --tell a friend --buy food at the SnackBar 2. BUY A T-SHIRT * SEE BELOW RIGHT FOR T-SHIRT LOGO 3. BUY A CONCERT POSTER ** SEE BELOW LEFT FOR POSTER PHOTO 4. DONATE $10 or donate $100 and get your name on a Patrons of the Fairlee Drive-in plaque that will be put up on the back of the Projection Booth 5. HOLD YOUR CORPORATE/GROUP EVENT at the DRIVE-IN FAMILY REUNION, GROUP PICNIC, EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION BBQ, BIRTHDAY PARTY
*/** to purchase these items, YOU CAN BUY THEM AT THE DRIVE-IN/MOTEL OR ONLINE. T-shirts and posters are each $20 at the Drive-in/Motel OR $20 + shipping each if purchased online. To order online, pleasefirst e-mail us with your order (# of items and sizes) and include name, address, contact phone. We'll confirm your order; payment can then be arranged and your order mailed to you.
CONCERT POSTER 11X17
What's the Deal? The Movie Industry has been switching from 35 mm film to digital for some time. Recently, they have notified us that by next year most studios plan to eliminate 35mm prints and only be shipping digital films. This means that our current projector will not work and we must install a new Digital Projector. Current estimates put one of these at about $80,000. This is money that we don't have and because the Drive-in is seasonal, it couldn't support a loan of that size. Our hope is that our patrons and the community at large would be willing to help us raise the money for this transition.
The monies collected from the Projector/Drive-in Equipment Replacement Fund will be used to used to buy and install a Digital Projector. The current estimate we've received is for $80,000.
UPDATE: Early this year, we took the donation monies collected over the last several years and ordered a Digital Projector. We were told that if we didn't order one early, the backlog of orders might put us on the list for one near the end of the summer or later. After getting lost in transit from Belgium, the projector was installed and fine-tuned over the course of several weeks in May. The Digital Projector is AWESOME! - literally. Amazing picture - vibrant and extremely clear and the sound is CLEAR and CRISP. Our second KICKSTARTER campaign was successful and after Kickstarter processes the donations and we ship out all the rewards, we'll be applying that money to the cost of the projector as well. We'll be able to get an exact figure on the chunk left to pay fairly soon.
Donations are still accepted and appreciated. We hope that everyone will get the chance to go to the Drive-in this season and enjoy the result of so many people's good will and generosity.
DONOR THANK-YOU PAGE
How to Donate? Donations can be made by phone, mail or in person. You can stop by the Motel, call us (603-272-5008) or see one of us at the Drive-in. Cash, checks and credit cards are all welcome. We also have a donation box at the Drive-in Snack Truck. If you missed our KICKSTARTER campaign but would like to donate and get one of the rewards, you can still contact us and arrange for this.
Fairlee Motel and Drive-in Theater 1809 U.S. Route 5 North Fairlee, Vermont 05045 (802)333-9192 firstname.lastname@example.org best way to reach us is by cell (603)272-5008! Motel open-year round Drive-in open end of April/May to mid-September, sometimes as late as Columbus Day (October) call for updated schedule (depends on labor and weather)