November 17, 2013

Ogunquit movie theater seeking funds to go digital

The Leavitt Theatre has started a campaign through Nov. 30 to try to raise $60,000 for the new projector.

The Associated Press

OGUNQUIT — A historic movie theater in southern Maine hopes to raise money to support the purchase of a digital projector.

The Leavitt Theatre in Ogunquit has started a Kickstarter Campaign through Nov. 30 to try to raise $60,000 for the projector.

Owners of the theatre tell WMTW-TV that the theatre is in danger of shutting down because movie studios are expected to stop distributing movies on film by the end of the year.

The movie industry will provide movies in digital format only.

The theatre decided to start a campaign to raise money for the new projector after seeing it work at other historic theaters across the country.

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