At Family Drive-In, show goes on, and on, and on

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Posted: September 3, 2013

The Winchester Star

Jim Kopp, owner of the Family Drive-In Theatre, sets up a digital projector to start a movie Saturday night. Kopp purchased two new digital projectors and computers, and installed air conditioning in the projection room to keep the equipment cool and dry. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
The Family Drive-In Theatre on Valley Pike, south of Stephens City, converted all its movie equipment to digital, and Labor Day weekend marked a special event for the public to see movies using the new format. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Watching cartoons on Screen 2 are (on top, from left) Killian Cox, 13, and Connor Johnson, 13; and (from left) Calista Cox, 12, Reagan Johnson, 11, and Thomas Cox. The group from Delaplane parked strategically so they could watch both screens.

STEPHENS CITY — The Fetty family has attended their neighborhood movie theater dozens of times over the years.

Saturday night’s visit, however, was unlike any before.

“It’s a huge difference,” Sonya...



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