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Movie theaters face closure

Costly conversion to digital format may doom local businesses

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Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:00 pm

It’s the death of the small-town movie theater, and even remote northwest Montana isn’t immune from the plague.

By this time next year, the era of 35mm film will have come and gone, replaced by digital projection.

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          4 comments:

          • Tinker posted at 7:28 am on Mon, Oct 15, 2012.

            Tinker Posts: 71

            I agree between now and 2015we could do some fundraisers .

             
          • EDGARGIRL posted at 1:48 pm on Wed, Oct 10, 2012.

            EDGARGIRL Posts: 1

            This is too bad! I agree that we need to brain storm to keep this Movie theater running (fundraise for equipment). Unfortunetly, this is happening everywhere including healthcare. Everyone is having to update computers, software and formats to keep up to standard. So, yes, it was know it was coming, it is just the time frame that is not good. Bad economy already makes it tough to get funding. I have a few ideas, just thoughts, but would want to maybe group with other people who be interested in throwing ideas out and maybe moving forward, including the owner.

             
          • BackHome posted at 1:07 pm on Wed, Oct 10, 2012.

            BackHome Posts: 432

            I think they should show the 1971 classic "The Last Picture Show" as the last show. Its the story of "A group of 50's high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally."
            I wonder if anyone would get the hint?

             
          • baird_hibbs posted at 11:16 pm on Tue, Oct 9, 2012.

            baird_hibbs Posts: 31

            It would be a terrible loss if the theatre had to close its doors. We have already lost the drive in. I think that the community should pull together and do a fundraiser to aid in the purchase of a digital projector.

             

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