Tascosa Drive In is Not Open Right Now and Here is Why
This is the perfect time of year to take the family and head out for a couple of movies at the Drive-In. If you are lucky enough to have one in the area. In Amarillo, we are fortunate to have the Tascosa Drive-In.
If you go to their website, they are closed due to technical difficulties. They have been up for sale for a bit. Is that the technical difficulty? It seems like that is not the difficulty that they are talking about.
According to their website, it says they are hoping for it to only take seven days. A recent Facebook post seems like it may not be so easy.
Let me explain why the theater has been closed. Projector started showing red lines across the screen, probably a corrupt file, easy fix. WRONG!!! It had to be the most expensive and hardest part to get. It’s called a light engine or light processor and a new one is $31,000.00 not including shipping. The closest one happens to be in Belgium, yes you read that correct, Belgium. I’m looking at 7-10 days to get it shipped and 2 days to install. I will inform everybody when I get the projector fixed. You might want to visit your drive-in this season because most likely, this will be my last. The theater was under contract recently and he was not going to keep it running. I would hate to see my baby go dark. The good news is, TDI is still listed, but at half the original asking price.
So $31,000 just for the part. Oh and waiting for it to get here from Belgium. What a nightmare.
The Worst Part About That Post?
Once it gets fixed and the movies start running knowing this may be the last season of movies at the Tascosa Drive-In for us. It is still for sale but at a lower price. Now we just have to hope that someone buys it that will keep it operating. I would hate to see this drive-in close.
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