Ellsworth Air Force Base movie theater to close
posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 10, 2013 at 3:45 pm
The theater at the Ellsworth Air Force Base is yet another casualty of the digital revolution. The local Carmike theatre will start offering a military discount but the convenience of on base movies for the military and their families is no more.
Read the full story in the Rapid City Journal.
It’s run by the Army Air Force Exchange – which has several theaters on army bases (some bases have privately corporate theaters) – but I’m not sure if these venues will convert to digital. Hollywood should do the right thing and as most of these theaters are first run, offer them the option of screening non-DCP (i.e.: BluRay0 with cheaper video projectors. Smaller theaters can get away with it – I was at Cinema Village the other night and on those screens BluRay on a decent projector (total cost 2,000 vs. 60,000+) it works.
** aren’t first run – that should read….