Older suburban theaters must adapt in digital age
posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 30, 2012 at 7:42 am
A piece in the Daily Herald looks at the transition to digital for some of the older theaters in the Chicago area. The Tivoli has made the jump but some less fortunate theaters are calculating what’s next.
Too many independent operators are falling for commercial companies outrageous quotes to convert to digital. Best idea is to get as many estimates as possible!
As a former owner of a low budget independent theatre, I would go online to projectorcentral.com and find models of DLP projectors over 10,000 lumens and just run DVDs of either classics or 2nd run current movies. A lot of the cost for professional digital is the servers, consoles and 3D units.