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This former drive-in theater in Winner no longer shows movies, but the town still has another functioning drive-in. Five of South Dakota's seven drive-in theater operators say they might close next year rather than foot the bill for digital projection. (Daily Republic photo)

Drive-ins on the outs?

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Going digital could mean going broke for some drive-in movie theater owners.

That's why at least five of the operators of the seven drive-ins in South Dakota are considering shutting down after this season, rather than making the switch from film reels.


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