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Local theaters unite to raise funds for digital equipment

Youth from the Raquette Lake Girls Camp line up to get tickets to watch a movie at the Palace Theater in Lake Placid.

Youth from the Raquette Lake Girls Camp line up to get tickets to watch a movie at the Palace Theater in Lake Placid. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— “The loss of our local theaters would be a major economic and cultural blow to our Adirondack communities,” Adirondack Film Society Chair John Huttlinger said. “This campaign is a one-time effort to help the theaters upgrade their equipment, and as a result all residents and visitors will benefit from the expanded opportunities to see original work from independent filmmakers and film students; which will also provide theaters with additional income streams.”

The ANCA is partnering with the Adirondack Film Society to raise money through the campaign for each theater to complete needed digital upgrade work this summer. The group is seeking to coordinate both a community-based campaign as well as outreach to major donors.

At the kickoff, there will be a screening of the trailer for the campaign made by filmmakers Aaron Woolf (King Corn) and TJ Brearton (Adk Mogul).

For more information on the “Go Digital or Go Dark” Campaign or to make a donation, visit the website adirondack.org/GoDigital.

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