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KDLT News is reporting that the Pix Theatre in Winner, South Dakota may be seeing its last days in operation:
Over the years, fads come and go--technology improves, cars get more efficient and computers process at lightning speeds. But, in the world of small town movie theaters, change isn't always so good. in fact, it's threatening to close Winner's Pix Theater, after decades of entertaining residents.
"I'm here 363 days a year. So, I don't know what I'm going to do with my time,"said Pix owner Rick Meister.
The clicking of the film is akin to the sound of an old Ford Model-T, but soon, the symphony of sounds that have filled Rick's ears for decades will run silent.
"The projectors are only for scrap metal, we'll haul those to the dump,"said Meister.
The movie industry is phasing out film prints, moving to digital projectors that run off hard drives and not mechanical drives of pulleys and platters, making Rick's projector, a museum piece.
$70,000 is the cost of a digital upgrade. That's around two full years of tickets, popcorn and soda sales for Meister, a cost that has ultimately given him borrowed time until they stop printing movies all together.
Click the Read link below for more information. A group has formed to help save the theater.
A video of the story is also included below.
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