Fiske Theatre enters digital age with DTS Sound
OAK GROVE, LA — Movie going in Northeast Louisiana just got a little bit better as the Fiske Theatre in Oak Grove, the oldest operating movie theatre in the region, announced the addition of DTS Digital Surround Sound that will be in operation for this weekend’s showing of Sherlock Holmes.
“DTS Digital Sound is the biggest innovation in the motion picture industry since movies learned to talk with the Jazz Singer in 1928.” Fiske Theatre Director Adam Holland said. “We are very excited for our patrons to be able to enjoy the quality of sound that this system will provide. No other theatre within 60 miles of us will be able to match the quality of sound that we will have.”
The system which features 16 speakers, a DTS unit and a processor were donated to the West Carroll Chamber of Commerce by Gary Moore of Premier Cinemas located in Big Spring, Texas. Moore began his career in a small single screen theatre in his hometown and was featured in an issue of the International Film Journal last year, as well as being awarded the Exhibitor of the Year Award from the Tri-State Theatre Association in 2009, which the Fiske is a member. The donation was facilitated by Larry Delaney Premier’s Director of Building and Technical Services.
“We are very grateful for the donation from Mr. Moore,” Holland said. “It is our goal to continue the legacy of our founder the late Donald B. Fiske by providing the best movie going experience possible to our patrons, and this addition helps return us to his standards of excellence in cinema presentation.”
The Fiske was named the most modern and technologically advanced theatre in the South by the Theatre Equipment Catalog in 1951.
The Fiske Theatre is the only operating single-screen movie theatre in Northeast Louisiana and is operated by the Fiske Theatre Committee of the West Carroll Chamber of Commerce with proceeds from events in the theatre going toward theatre operation and future entertainment for the citizens of Northeast Louisiana.