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Saturday, August 4, 2012

We're About to Lose 1,000 Small Theaters That Can't Convert to Digital.

We're About to Lose 1,000 Small Theaters That Can't Convert to Digital. Does It Matter?
Small theatres like The Pal in Louisville GA.could be a thing of the past.

From indiewire.com
Michael Hurley owns the Colonial Theatre in Belfast, Maine as well as the Temple Theatre in Houlton, Maine. He runs a website for movie theater owners and is a member of the National Association of Theatre Owners. And he's desperate.

Like many theater owners, Hurley sees a very real possibility that nearly 20% of all theaters in North America will disappear because they can't afford digital projection -- but what he doesn't see is anyone talking about it. He wrote Indiewire recently and asked if we could help and we're hoping that this editorial will be a start.

We also want to know what you think. In a VOD world, does it matter if we lose up to 1,000 theaters? And if it does matter, we're in also in a Kickstarter world  -- so what could be done to change it?  -- Indiewire Editors
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