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Community helps SkyVue Drive-In hang on amidst digital switch

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It's happening. Movies are slowly getting pulled from Tyler's SkyVue Drive-In Theater, but the response from the community is giving owners hope.

We told you about the drive-in trying to raise money to make the switch to digital in July. Companies will no longer be supplying film to theaters, so all must convert to digital.

Owner Robert Phillips is organizing a silent auction to raise more money, but says just going to the drive-in is helpful. Local businesses have already donated items for the auction.

"We are providing something that people do value and it's a lot of fun and it's really touching that, to know that what you're doing in the community really matters," he said.

The silent auction will last a few weeks, but no start date has been set.

SkyVue needs roughly $83,000 to afford the switch. They have raised about a third of that.

If you would like to donate to help save the drive-in, click here.

The theater is located at 10713 US Hwy 69 N; you can visit their website here.

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