Changeover is the story of Bill Frankhouser, a life-long projectionist, who owns a drive-in theater with his wife Barb in rural Pennsylvania. Bill and Barb are caught in the middle of a transition in their trade.
In 2014 it will be nearly impossible to get a first run feature film on 35mm print. The film industry’s switch to digital projection means that thousands of independent theaters will have to replace their film projectors with new, expensive digital ones. Before shutting the machines down forever, Bill gathers his friends to watch one last night of film presentation. He muses about what the change will mean to him, his business, and his community, and he bids an emotional farewell to the machines that have been with him for his entire career.