The Hi-Way Haven RV Park in Sutherlin, Ore., is offering guests an unusual amenity – an on-site drive-in movie theater.
“As a kid growing up in rural Oregon, I have fond memories of going to the drive-in movie with my folks but over the years they have all but disappeared” says Jim Remley, the new owner of the park. “I wanted to offer families the opportunity to share a drive-in movie experience with their kids.”
According to a press release, Remley purchased the park in January after leasing the land since September 2005, and was inspired to return the facility to its original roots as a local landmark – the Cloverleaf Drive-In. “I actually went to the movies here many times as kid.” added Remley.
Guests of the 100-site park can now live at the movies while watching classic films from the comfort of their own RV. But as Remley quickly points out, many guests nostalgically watch the films from their cars.
“We won’t be competing with local theaters our movies will strictly be for the guests of the park, and we will only show movies that are fun to watch at a drive-in,” Remley said. “For instance we have already shown the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window, and the original War of the Worlds. This month we will be playing Rio Bravo with John Wayne.”