Retired Drive-In projector comes home to Dayton


October 26, 2023

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The 1952 Super Simplex 35 mm projector had an arc light which blasted the image out into the night air where it was reflected off the drive-in screen. The projector now calls the front window of Locally Nourished, 245 E. Main Street, home after years of being on display at Dan Mortimore's video production business in Spokane.

DAYTON–Remember the Dayton Drive-In?

Many fondly do, and one of them is Dan Mortimore, former projectionist at the Dayton Drive-In, who has lovingly kept and maintained one of the two 35-mm projectors that screened hundreds of movies over the years for the residents of this area.

When the long-time Touchet Valley center of summertime entertainment closed in 1984–because the screen blew down...

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