|Due to pressure from
the film companies to become more cost efficient, all movie
theaters are required to have digital projectors by the end of
this year. This means for Tri-way, we have to switch out our
current 35mm film projectors for digital ones. The average cost of
the new machines is approximately $75,000 per screen. Since we
have 4 screens, our total cost is $300,000. We cannot do this on
our own. The survival of Tri-way depends on the support of the
surrounding communities. If we cannot raise the funds by the end
of the season, we will be closing our doors for good. This year
marks the 60th anniversary of our opening. Currently, we have
several fundraisers in place for this to happen.
- Magnetic bumper stickers - These
are available at the Tri-way restaurant for a minimum of a$7.00
- Season passes- These you can
purchase for a one-time fee of $400.00. This includes admission
for up to 4 people in a car per night. It also includes a
discount at the Mini Golf. They are only available for a limited
You can purchase them off the Tri-way webpage.
- Silent auctions of movie
memorabilia -This takes place at the Mini Golf on the weekends.
- Tri-way t-shirts – You can
purchase these at the Tri-way restaurant for $24.00 - $26.00
depending on the style.
- There is also a donation box
located on the restaurant counter by the registers. Every little
- There will be numerous bake
sales and car washes located at Showland Cinema in Plymouth.
Watch for the posted signs when these will be happening.
- For the bigger corporations, the
management of Tri-way is offering advertising spots on our fence
line. The cost is $7,000 for a 10 year contract. Should Tri-way,
not reach its goal, this money will be refunded back. This
equals out to $700 per year for prime advertising. You will be
purchasing a 5’ x 8’ section inside the theater. There are 20
spots available. Display your information to thousands of
people. For more information, please email the owner, David
- Our other goal is to get 11,000
rounds of mini golf. All the profits from Mini Golf will also be
taken to Tri-way’s fundraising.
a direct donation on-line using a
credit card here.
When you purchase a ticket at the
box office, 75% of the sales go back to the film companies for
rent of the films. The rest of that 25% goes back into the
business for supplies, part payroll, and other expenses. Out of
the restaurant’s profits, it must cover whatever the box office
didn’t. As we are only open 6 months out of the year, it is
crucial to our survival that we get involvement from outside help.
Any help you can give, would show others that while we are in a
business world, even the bigger corporations are willing to help
and support the smaller, unique, and family owned businesses.
The preservation of this historic landmark depends on community
help. So many patrons have told the staff of Tri-way about
memories they have as children and how they bring their children
to experience the same. Numerous individuals have already shown
their dedication by donations through our fundraisers. While those
do add up, basing our survival on those alone, will not be enough.
There are not many drive-ins in existence anymore. Let’s all work
together to save this one.
Thank you so much for your patronage and continued support of this