Lake Placid, NY, Aug 08, 2012 — The last decade or so, the North Country has seen a rebirth of its small-town movie theaters. Screens from Tupper Lake to Indian Lake to Ausable Forks have reopened. From Canton to Old Forge, small cinemas are often a big part of the local nightlife, offering a spark of light and glitz.
But the movie industry is changing, shifting fast from old-fashioned film projectors to new, high-tech digital systems. As Natasha Haverty reports, the price tag for that conversion is high and some North Country theater owners worry they might not survive the transition. Go to full article
Lake Placid, NY, Aug 08, 2012 — Adirondack native Kirk Sullivan will premiere his latest short film at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts this evening.
Sullivan's father, Fred, was also a filmmaker, known for The Beer Drinker's Guide to Fitness and Filmmaking and Cold River. He passed away unexpectedly in 1996. Kirk Sullivan, now 30, was born and raised in Saranac Lake and now lives in Los Angeles.
Tonight's film, The Come Up is a 10-minute short that Kirk Sullivan describes as a fun action-comedy. He wrapped up work on the film at the end of July. As Chris Morris reports, it takes place on the set of a major Hollywood producer, a familiar environment for filmmaker. Go to full article
South Glens Falls, NY, Aug 08, 2012 — A South Glens Falls man opened a small movie theater earlier this summer and says he's not worried about the film industry's decision to switch distributing first run features from film to digital. Jerry Aratare says his single-screen Cinematheque shows foreign and first-run movies, though usually a couple of weeks later than the larger movie theaters.
The 82-year-old Aratare got his first movie theater job as a projectionist in 1951 in Vermont. He's opened about a dozen small theaters in the region over the years. He told Todd Moe that his newest theater has 66 seats, a decades-old projector he's dubbed "the old workhorse", and a "hometown" atmosphere. Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Aug 08, 2012 — While at Fort Drum this week talking about biomass fuel, Governor Andrew Cuomo chimed in on another energy issue, one much more likely to strike nerves in the north country:... Go to full article
Iroquois, ON, Aug 08, 2012 — It's easy to miss the Doran Bay Model Ship Museum. Just off County Road 2 in Ontario's South Dundas Township, it fills the first floor of a solitary house overlooking an... Go to full article