By year’s end, movies will no longer be made on 33mm film. That means any theater that has not converted to the new industry mandated digital projection system will be out of business. With a price tag of over $70,000 per auditorium, that’s $210,000 to the Tivoli. They’ve launched a Kickstarter internet campaign to try and raise the money.
The Tivoli has been a home for community cinema, independent films and film festivals for more than 30 years. The theater moved to its current location in Manor Square in Westport in 1992.
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