WUKY In Depth
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Fri January 11, 2013

So Long, Film: Movie Theaters Struggle to Keep Up With Digital Conversion

The historic Kentucky Theatre is seeking donations to help buy new digitial projectors and fund other renovations.
photo by Brenna Angel

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It's a busy time of year for the movie industry. Oscar nominations were announced Thursday and the Golden Globes award show is set for Sunday.

Because of an ongoing shift behind the scenes, many theaters across the country may soon be unable to show movies.  Hollywood studios are expected to fully switch from 35 mm film to digital distribution sometime this year, and that’s putting a strain on local movie houses.

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