Newtown’s Edmond theater goes dark to upgrade projector
NEWTOWN - The 500-seat theater in the historic Edmond Town Hall has gone dark for a few days while technicians install an upgraded digital projector.
The $5,000 upgrade, which promises to deliver brighter and sharper movie images, along with better sound, is expected to be complete by the end of the week.
“The theater expects to reopen on Friday, Feb. 14, with a new movie just in time for the midwinter school break,” the theater said in a release.
The goal is to improve the big screen experience for movie goers, and drive more traffic to the theater.
The upgrade, approved by unanimously by the Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers in late January, follows a report by Theater Manager Tom Mahoney that two films shown during Christmas week appeared dark on the screen.
The upgraded NEC 1200C 4K cinema projector has more candlepower and will deliver images at twice the brightness as the current projector, an expert told the Town Hall managers on Jan. 22.
The theater closed Tuesday and is scheduled to reopen on Valentine’s Day.
The theater is one of the main attractions of the historic Edmond Town Hall Theater, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.