The new projectors are a necessity in today's movie-exhibition world, as many studios and distributors have either stopped striking film prints or plan to stop in the next year or so.
Most commercial theaters in the United States have made the conversion, in part because of studio subsidies. But those programs are out of reach for most independent, art-house and small-town theaters.
The Salt Lake Film Society's Kickstarter campaign is part of a larger $700,000 fund-raising drive that will ultimately put seven projectors (which go for about $100,000 a pop) in the Tower's single theater and the Broadway's six auditoriums.
Some of that fund-raising has already happened, and three projectors one at the Tower and two at the Broadway were installed last week.
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