How New Mexico is saving its historic movie theaters
posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 20, 2013 at 7:59 am
CLAYTON, NM — While theaters around the world are struggling to convert to digital, New Mexico has been getting ahead of the curve by investing in its historic cinemas. A very interesting piece at Preservation Nation showcases the history of the Luna Theater and how the community has enabled it to stay open. Thanks to New Mexico’s MainStreet Historic Theater Initiative, they secured funding and were able to construct a robust volunteer staff to keep costs down.
Obviously, it takes a proactive local government to pull something like this off, but it’s nice to see everyone coming together for one cause.
(Thanks to Brad Smith for providing the photo.)