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NEWS FROM PHILADELPHIA

Howard Haas from Philadelphia shares the good news of a second act for Philadelphia’s Prince Music Theater and an article about the conversion to digital by several nonprofit movie theaters in the Philadelphia suburbs. The 2009 Conclave visited the Ambler and the County.

PHILADELPHIA, PA — A Second Wind and New Owners for Prince Music Theater
Article date January 15, 2013 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer, philly.com

“Though it has been laid low in recent years by litigation and bankruptcy, the Prince Music Theater, led by founder Marjorie Samoff, once held a handsome national reputation as a creator of art…(read the entire article on philly.com or find out more about the Prince Music Theater at cinematreasures.org)

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Theaters Scramble For Pricey New Projectors
Article dated January 14, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer, philly.com

“…For theaters, the cost to buy digital-projection equipment runs about $100,000 per screen. That sum may be painful to big chains, but to smaller independent and nonprofit theaters, it’s life-threatening…” (read the entire article on philly.com)

Many thanks to member Howard Haas (Philadelphia, PA) for the news!

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