The Kenworthy is a non-profit, community-based theater that is known for being an inexpensive place to catch a movie on the weekends. The theater currently operates on 35-millimeter film, a format that is rapidly being phased out of the film industry because digital is cheaper and easier to work with.
"The biggest challenge, of course, is going to raise the funds," said Executive Director Christine Cavanaugh. "It's going to cost anywhere between $50,000 and $60,000 for us to do this. If we don't raise those funds, we will close our doors."
The goal is to raise $50,000 this summer. Donors who give $1,000 or more will be part of the "Fabulous Fifty" club and receive free movie tickets for a year, but any donations are accepted.
The theater will also be expanding its programming to include ballet, opera, and symphonies in an effort to raise the money.