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Drive-ins, theaters making costly conversion to digital

The sign outside the Malta Drive-In on Route 9 offers a coming attraction - the Malta, like other small and outdoor theaters in the area - is upgrading to a digital projection system.
The sign outside the Malta Drive-In on Route 9 offers a coming attraction - the Malta, like other small and outdoor theaters in the area - is upgrading to a digital projection system.
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Ed Caro saw the thick cables, color-coded wires, computer servers and metal lamp house — all parts of a new black and silver digital projection system at the Malta Drive-In. “It’s expensive, and it doesn’t make you any more money,” said Caro, who with his brother Tom owns the dual-screen movie park surrounded by pine trees on Route 9. “The only thing it does — if you want to be in this business a couple ...

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