After far surpassing their Kickstarter fundraising goal and bringing in a whopping $69,084,
Central Cinema has been busy making upgrades to its projector system.
The theater’s goal was to pull in $60,000 to upgrade to a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) projection system. By 2014, all major movies will be made for DCP projectors, so theaters around the country are being forced to upgrade. As a result of the successful drive, Central Cinema has installed the projector and the related infrastructure like cables, sound baffling, and electronics.
Co-owner Kevin Spitzer spent time at the Pratt Fine Arts Center’s metal shop creating projector’s housing, now suspended at the back of the theater.
Though Spitzer says they hit a few snags trying to get the picture and sound to run smoothly, Central Cinema is now showing movies in the new digital format, including the currently-running Die Hard flick.