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The second video of our panel discussion is now up, in this case we get further in depth:
Part 2 of the panel discussion gets deeper into the issue – which Nelson Page reminds us is an economic development issue; without their theaters, many small towns don’t have a lot to offer local residents and tourists in the way of nightlife. And yet another problem rears up: not only is this digital switch inevitable, but it makes theaters more beholden to the distributors than ever before. Even if the money can be raised, is it worth it to play ball with the big companies and be, ineffect, in their back pocket?
Here is the first part of our panel discussion on ”Do Movie Theaters Have A Future?” Please take five minutes to watch it, I promise you’ll come away educated on the current state of movie distribution.
Check out some great behind the scenes Sleepless in Lake Placid photos by Jordan Craig! Featuring judges Michael Gaston, Gregory Orr, and Craig Macneill, presenting the Best Film to RIT’s short “Chet’s Pet.” And my ridiculous mug.
(Also see Chet’s pet, Chet played by Mathew Cantore; Trembles played by a [dead] skunk).
Some behind the scenes video from the Sleepless in Lake Placid student competition shooting at the Palace Theatre earlier today. Featuring Teams Marist and Syracuse and actors Christian Rozakis, Elissa Klie, Eric Oakes, and Jessica Marshall.
Do establishments like the Palace have to spend nearly a quarter of a million dollars converting theaters to support digital projection, causing them to struggle to make the money back, or do they turn into nostalgia theaters? This is just one of the many questions that will be discussed during our panel on Saturday.