Indian Lake, NY, Mar 30, 2011 — It may seem like a bold move in one the poorest and most sparsely populated parts of the state. But in Indian Lake, arts advocates are hoping the performing arts streamed digitally into the local movie house from some of the world's great opera halls and theaters, will help boost the local economy.
Starting this weekend, the Indian Lake Theater will host a series of big screen videos of operas, ballets and professional theater from Europe. Productions such as Carmen from Milan, Swan Lake from St. Petersburg and Shakespeare from The Globe Theater in England.
Todd Moe spoke with Ben Strader, chair of the Indian Lake Theater Board of Directors, who sees cultural and economic benefits from the new project.