One of Iowa’s oldest drive-in movie theaters lost a competition this weekend.
The Valle Drive-In in Newton opened in 1949. This weekend the theater lost an online vote to win a new digital projector.
The drive-in will now have to spend an estimated $80,000 to make the upgrade before movie distributors stop providing 35-millimeter film reels.
Despite the huge expense, owners told Radio Iowa the theater will make the upgrade and intends to remain open.
The Valle drive-in is one of just four remaining in Iowa.
You can find out the winners here.