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Switch to digital tough for Roslyn Theatre

Friday, February 1, 2013by  Jon Osterberg

Movie buffs who visit tiny Roslyn, Wash., will find an anomaly: a tavern occupies the town’s original theater, while the current Roslyn Theatre dwells in an old funeral parlor.
   This year, the quirky and beloved 91-seat cinema faces a challenge. Like most small U.S. theaters, it’s scrambling to fund a conversion from 35-millimeter film to digital projection as the movie industry abandons film altogether. Roslyn’s conversion will cost $54,000.
   But the cinema’s owners have a plan to raise $25,000 toward those costs. One element: fundraiser showings of “The Runner Stumbles,” a Stanley Kramer classic that was filmed in Roslyn in 1979. Read about the Roslyn Theatre and the Jan. 19 showing that netted $1,000.

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