Skowhegan Drive-In to hold Stephen King movie fundraiser

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — The Skowhegan Drive-in Theater is hoping movies by a native of son of Maine will help it raise money to make the critical conversion from film to digital.

The Stephen King movies "Pet Sematary," ''Creepshow," ''The Shining" and "Christine" will be screened during a movie marathon at the drive-in in early August.

Owner Donald Brown Jr. said earlier this year that the drive-in could close at the end of this summer unless it raised the money.

Brown told the Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1ip331g ) the drive-in needs $56,000 for full conversion to digital, plus installation costs.

The changeover is critical because major motion picture studios are phasing out 35 mm film reels in favor of digital movies.

The fundraiser is being sponsored by The Red Barn Restaurant's foundation.

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