A Beaufort drive-in theater has been named among the best in the country by TripAdvisor, the travel website announced today.
Taking into account quantity, quality and age of consumer reviews on its site, TripAdvisor rated Beaufort's Highway 21 Drive-In the fourth best drive-in in the United States.
Now that Hollywood has ceased film distribution, requiring theaters to install costly digital projection equipment, TripAdvisor says drive-ins are an endangered species among movie theaters.
That is sad news to the 46 percent of U.S. respondents to a TripAdvisor survey of 2,900 who said they would be sorry to see drive-ins disappear.
- Highway 21 Drive-In grapples with high cost of digital conversion , September 16, 2012