Monetta, SC (WLTX) - In less than three months, the majority of American drive-in theaters will face closure with the movie industry's switch from film to digital.
Upgrading to digital projection costs roughly $80,000 and Honda is trying to help by giving five drive-ins digital projectors.
The Big Mo in Monetta has been a staple in the community for decades and now they are facing some major costs if they want to stay open.
"We knew this was coming, we hoped that it would come in the future," said Richard Boaz, owner of The Big Mo.
The Big Mo has three screens and overall renovations would cost $100,000 per screen.
"The switch to digital was not our idea. Some drive-ins have already gone out of business anticipating the switch," said Lisa Boaz.
Many say the drive-in is a staple in the community.
"It would be a shame. It would be like a landmark in the area disappearing," said Sheila Hammond.
If you would like to help The Big Mo receive a new digital projector CLICK HERE. Voting closes Saturday, September 21.