Blue Grass, Iowa is taking an old idea and making it brand new.
Since 2008, Randy Lorenz and his wife have been trying to build a drive in theater for blue grass.
But they kept running into hurdles left and right.
Now after this week's council approval, it's full speed ahead.
"We're blending the old and the new," says Lorenz.
It'll be just like an old time drive-in, except with modern features, like wifi and digital projection.
"You're going to be able to text orders to the concession stands," says Lorenz. You're going to be able to order a pizza and have it ready for you and text you and say ‘hey -it's ready.'"
Lorenz plans to build two screens to start with the potential for two more.
"We'll be able to hold a total of 400 cars on a great night. It's my hometown, my community; it's great to be able to bring something to the community that's going to bring a lot to the families of our community."
Blue Grass councilman Sandra Frericks says the closest drive-ins are 40-60 minutes away but were still drawing in many from around the area.
"From what we heard in the council chambers, they drive that distance to go," she says.
So bringing a new one to town means happily ever after for blue grass.
"We needed economic development to keep growing," says Frericks.
Depending on how much dirt can be moved this winter, Lorenz hopes to have two screens up and running for the first weekend in April.
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