IN THE BLACK Kids Film Series
The Kids Dream Film Series begins this weekend, February 4 and 5. The tickets for the movies are $2 each, on Saturday the shows start 10 am and Sunday they start at 11 am. The series runs from Febru... Posted on 2/2/12 at 7:34 PM
Those longing for the old days will get their chance to go retro next year with the long-awaited reopening of the State Theatre, a circa-1926 vaudeville and silent movie house that for the past decade has been undergoing a slow but steady multimillion-dollar renovation.
Thousands of theaters, even historic ones, in rural areas have withered and faded away over the years, as they’ve succumbed to economic challenges, from the rise of cable television, VHS movies and video rentals, to Netflix, to Redbox and a handful of competitors, and even more lately, to video streaming direct to home televisions, computers and smart phones.
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.
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.
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