Drive-in gets updated and opens soon
May 12, 2014 | 3166 views | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend | print
NORTH BENNINGTON- Hathaway’s Drive-in has announced that sufficient funds have been raised to to proceed with converting the projection system from 35mm film to digital cinema and it will open on time for the 2014 season.

The most exciting and fruitful component of the fundraising efforts is an agreement forged with Lynn Caponera from In The Night Kitchen at Scotch Hill Farm, located in nearby Cambridge, NY. Caponera and Maurice Sendak, author of “Where the Wild Things Are,” created The Night Kitchen Farm. Sendak bought the 150-acre Scotch Hill Farm in the 1990s. He was drawn to the area because of the nearby Monks of New Skete with whom he had a longterm relationship. Scotch Hill Farm, now owned by Caponera, a longtime Sendak companion and assistant, is a working farm that grows and donates food to local food banks and pantries.

Through this agreement, Caponera provided a significant portion of the funds required to convert to digital projection. Hathaway’s will help increase public awareness of the need for hunger relief for children and families in local communities by running on-screen public service announcements promoting awareness for hunger relief.

Hathaway’s Drive-in will open on Friday through Sunday, May 16-18, with “Godzilla.” The possible second movie is “The Amazing Spiderman 2.” Movies will start around 8:15 pm. Arrive ear;y in order to patronize the snack bar and avoid missing the start of the movie.

Movie patrons will be asked to bring a nonperishable food item to the theater when they visit.

For more information call (518) 659-6098 or visit
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