Lumix GX1: A night at the movies

Sharing some new work here, documenting the Drive-In movie theater and it’s role in the American landscape. Small town nostalgia, Americana at heart. 

The Comanche Drive-In Theater is one of seven vintage theaters in the state of Colorado. Owned and operated by the Groy family in Buena Vista, Colorado, The Comanche has been in operation off and on for the past 47 years. The Groys still project their films on traditional 35mm Simplex Projectors using a carbon arc lamphouse. The family purchased the 1950’s equipment from a theater in Montrose, Colorado and opened for business in 1966. 

Four generations of the Groy family have helped to shape this nostalgic experience, operating the drive-in cinema in the small Colorado mountain town through the years.

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Enjoy! Jeremy

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2013. All Rights Reserved.