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At the Drive-In (2017)

Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free.

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Alexander Monelli
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Jeff Mattox Jeff Mattox ... Self
Virgil Cardamone Virgil Cardamone ... Self
Matt McClanahan Matt McClanahan ... Self
Corey Pace Corey Pace ... Self
Jessica Pell Jessica Pell ... Self
Mark Nelson Mark Nelson ... Self
Robert Humanick Robert Humanick ... Self
James T. Mills James T. Mills ... Self
Patrick Chordas Patrick Chordas ... Self
Ashley Healy Ashley Healy ... Self
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Unable to purchase a $50,000 digital projector, a group of film fanatics in rural Pennsylvania fight to keep a dying drive-in theater alive by screening only vintage 35mm film prints and working entirely for free.

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The only 100% 35mm Drive-in left in the country. See more »

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A tribute to the Mahoning Drive-In
15 July 2020 | by gortxSee all my reviews

Alexander Monelli's Documentary is a tribute to Pennsylvannia's Mahoning Drive-In Theater, which faced with closure for lack of funds to convert to Digital, decided to go all in on staying with 35mm film projection. Owner Jeff Mattox and a couple of movie nerd college students went all in on making the theater into a revival house, staging themed shows in costumes. The programing focus is on cult films, including a lot of SF, Horror & Fantasy. But, what really made the theater go is a rag-tag group of volunteers (Owner Mattox also claims he doesn't take a salary) who drive for as long as six hourse (each way!) to work for the love of the theaters. That's devotion. Since the Doc is so narrowly focused, don't expect too much in the way of a broader view and history of the Drive-Ins, but, for what it is, it's an enjoyable look at a beloved local business.


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20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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