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Small Upstate New York Movie Theaters Face Closure As Industry Forces Digital

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Movie distribution companies in Hollywood have put small and in many cases historical movie theaters on notice: switch to digital before the holiday season because we’re not going to provide you with film.  The result:  several small theaters, including Valley Cinema in Little Falls will have to close in the near future.

“We can’t afford an expense like this and survive,” said Chris Anderson, who owns Valley Cinemas.  Anderson will be a guest on First News with Keeler in the Morning on Monday morning. Anderson said it will cost more than $100,000 to replace the film projectors with digital equipment. He’s launching a campaign to save the 33-year-old theater today on the Valley Cinema Facebook.

Watch the “Go Digital or Dark” movie trailer produced for a group of North Country movie theaters, including “The Strand” in Old Forge.

Participating North Country Theaters

The Hollywood, Au Sable Forks
Indian Lake Theater, Indian Lake
The Palace, Lake Placid
The Strand, Old Forge
The Strand, Plattsburgh
The Strand, Schroon Lake
Cinematheque, South Glens Falls
The State, Tupper Lake

To support the local theaters, click here.

Visit Valley Cinema Facebook page


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