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The Palace Theater in Lake Placid, late on a Saturday night. Photos: Natasha Haverty
The Palace Theater in Lake Placid, late on a Saturday night. Photos: Natasha Haverty

Digital theater conversion effort is ongoing

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An effort to equip North Country movie theaters with new digital technology is moving forward, thanks to a regional fundraising effort.

John Huttlinger, head of the Adirondack Film Society, says cinemas from Indian Lake to Tupper Lake have already made the transition, while other theaters, like the one in Lake Placid, are getting close.

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"Here in the Palace, there are two digital projectors in place now, out of the four theaters, and that's terrific. People have really stepped up and made a commitment," he said.

A fundraising push is underway this weekend in Lake Placid to help the Palace raise tens of thousands of dollars needed to buy two additional digital projectors. 

Heather Clark, whose family owns the theater, says it's not yet clear whether donations will allow them to modernize all their screens.

"I'm hoping. I don't know. It depends on the community," she said.

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will hold a screening of the film "Ghostbusters" tonight as a benefit for the "Go Digital or Go Dark Campaign."

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