Local theater hopes to convert to digital by Oct 2013


The Northern Nights Theater will come upon obstacles by the end of 2013 unless it is converted to a digital system. The organization has raised almost $30,000 of the $75,000 needed for the conversion.

“Compass Theater began about 13 to 14 years ago,” Compass Theater, Inc. Vice President Dave Berg said. “Everything was going along fine, except now the distributors aren't going to be sending celluloid prints any longer.”

Berg explained that with most movie houses moving with the change to digital formats, it is becoming more difficult to get first run movies.

The theater has a board...

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