Skowhegan Drive-In Theater, Skowhegan

This summer (2014) was the 60th year that the Skowhegan Drive-In Theater has been open. There were once 39 drive-in movie theaters in the state of Maine. Now, there are only 5 still operating. Because of the movie production industry’s conversion to digital film, the Skowhegan Drive-In is threatened. The estimated cost to convert to a digital projection system and screen is about $80,000. Attempts at fundraising have been helpful, raising $12,000, but a substantial gap remains.