Campaign: Vote for Newberg’s 99W Drive-In

NEWBERG, Ore. (KOIN) — A popular Oregon summer movie venue may need your help to stay open, and all you have to do is vote.

The 99W Drive-In in Newberg is reportedly one of only four remaining drive-in theaters in the state.

“Oregon once had 73 drive-in theatres, but today only 4 remain,” according to, which is holding a contest to help. “The 99W is the only Drive-in left in the Portland area.”

As the movie industry switches from film to digital, drive-ins such as the one in Newberg reportedly must come up with the funding to convert their projectors.

“In less than 3 months, the majority of American drive-in theaters will face closure — with the movie industry’s switch from film to digital,” reports. “Upgrading to digital projection costs roughly $80,000.”

The site claims it wants to “preserve this iconic part of American car culture. So we’re taking the first step by starting a drive-in fund and donating 5 digital projectors. Your vote decides where they go.”

The ProjectDrive-In site also includes other ways to help drive-in theaters stay open.

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