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Rural communities across region helping theaters make costly conversion to digital

June 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MADISON As a civic booster and owner of KLQP Radio in Madison for three decades, Maynard Meyer probably attends fundraising events more often than Al Lindner gets out fishing. Continue Reading

Luxury 5 Cinemas switching from discount tickets to free popcorn on Tuesdays

February 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Movie studios are not permitting theaters to offer evening discounts on an increasing number of their movies. Continue Reading

Valley City’s lone movie theater to close Thursday

January 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Owner Wayne Loberg plans to shut down The Theater I & II on Thursday, after nearly three decades of working there. The theater has been up for sale since mid-October.
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INVEST OR CLOSE? Small-town theaters face tough choices in a changing industry

January 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Ryan and Heather Palm braved the 10-degree-below-zero weather Thursday night to go to the movies at Crookston’s historic, century-old Grand Theatre, where Mark Twain and Harry Houdini once performed on stage, back in the old Vaudeville Days. Continue Reading

Baudette theater raising funds for digital projection

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A fundraising campaign is underway to purchase digital projection equipment for the Grand Theater. Approximately $1,500 has been raised toward a goal of $75,000. The theater is operated by the Baudette Community Foundation, a non-profit. Continue Reading

Minnesota arts groups angered by denial of Legacy funds

December 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More than a dozen Twin Cities groups that received Legacy Amendment-funded grants through the Minnesota State Arts Board in past years were stunned this year to find their applications rejected on what some say are technicalities. The Arts Board’s more exacting approach comes in a charged political atmosphere that is focusing greater scrutiny on state funds intended for the arts. Continue Reading

Silence less golden in movies with talking, texts

June 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It seems like such a quaint notion: People would go to the movie theater, buy their tickets at the box office, then sit down, shut up and pay attention for two hours to what was on the screen. Continue Reading

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