Previews #87
Now Available at the Theater
From Our Blog

Digital Cinema has arrived at the County Theater. We installed our new Digital Cinema projectors (and related equipment) on June 25-28. We are delighted with the beautiful new picture and hope that you are too. Let us know what you think.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Please view our HONOR ROLL of all campaign supporters.

THANK YOU. To everyone who helped make this such a great community-based success. Thanks to 1,045 individual gifts, 86% from members, $310,000 was raised for the Digital cinema Challenge. Thank you for your support when we needed it most – when the future of the County Theater depended on it. Together we have met this challenge and together we are moving into an exciting new digital future.

SPECIAL THANKS. We'd especially like to thank The Argus Fund, which made a very generous gift of $60,000 to the campaign. That gift capped the campaign and guaranteed a full Digital Cinema conversion.

WE SURPASSED OUR CAMPAIGN GOAL. Thanks to your generosity, our campaign raised more than our official goal. All of the money raised has been earmarked for Digital Cinema. It is all needed. Our initial goal of $200,000 was the minimum needed for digital conversion. The additional money raised has allowed a full conversion, including the ability to upgrade resolution from 2K to 4K, new screens, 3D in one auditorium, and other equipment. It will also allow us to fund service, upgrades and replacements. Digital Cinema is entirely computer based and, like all computers, the purchase price is just the beginning of the cost. The success of this campaign will help fund these upgrades and ongoing expenses.

Further Information. We have written up "The County Theater’s Journey to Digital Cinema" in a separate blog post. It’s a guide to converting to Digital Cinema for Art House Theaters. Take a look, if you are interested in more detail.

General Articles

Ambler Theater Completes Conversion to Digital by Eric Devlin, The Times Herald (Jan 16, 2013)

Digital or Die: Theaters Scramble for Pricey New Projectors by Jeff Gammage, Philadelphia Inquirer (Jan 14, 2013)

Taking Film Out of the Movies by Sean Rameswaram, Studio 360 (Jan 4, 2013)

Tampa Theatre needs pricey projector to show new digital movies by Brendan McLaughlin, ABC Action News (Sept 17, 2012)

Film Is Dead? Long Live Movies. by Manohla Dargis & A.O. Scott, The New York Times (Sept 6, 2012)

Resort Towns Face a Last Picture Show by Eric Hynes, The New York Times (Aug 24, 2012)

Major Upgrade at the County Theater by Jeff Lugar, Doylestown Patch (July 13, 2012)

Doylestown's County Theater going digital by Bill Reed, Philadelphia Inquirer (July 11, 2012)

Why The End of Film Is Awesome (Except When It Isn't) by John Lichman, BuzzFeed Contributor (May 22, 2012)

Movie Studios are Abandoning 35mm Film by Gendy Alimurung, LA Weekly (April 12, 2012)

We're About to Lose 1,000 Small Theaters That Can't Convert to Digital. Does It Matter? by Michael Hurley, IndieWire.com (Feb 23, 2012)

For Small Theaters, the Digital Future Is Dark by Nick Leiber, BusinessWeek.com (Feb 16, 2012)

The 35mm Battle Continues: 'Let's petition Ford to reopen the Model T production line' by Dana Harris, IndieWire.com (Nov 20, 2011)

The Sudden Death of Film by Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times (Nov 1, 2011)

CinemaCon 2011: Fithian Urges NATO Members To Begin Digital Transition by J. Sperling Reich, celluloidjunkie.com (March 30, 2011)



From Our Blog

  • Lawrence of Arabia Digital Restoration Notes (May 17)
  • David Bordwell on Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder (Apr 8)
  • Q&A with Director Henry Roosevelt about Digital Cinema and his film Native Boy (Apr 3)
  • Dr. Strangelove 4K restoration notes (Mar 14)
  • Beyond Celluloid: Welcome to the Digital Age (Mar 13)
  • Spring Lineup Announced: THIS IS DIGITAL CINEMA (Feb 8)
  • Frequently Asked Questions