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