Digital or Bust: The Brooklyn Heights Cinema’s Indiegogo Campaign
The phasing out of film prints by the Hollywood studio system is more than just a nightmare for the cinephile who disdains DCPs: it’s a living hell for the arthouse theater whose projection materials are suddenly obsolete, and its doors, in danger of closing.
The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is one of those pleasurable, old timey theaters that still has a matinee ticket price, charm to spare, and just so happens to be dangerously close to becoming past-tense.
Owner Kenn Lowy has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise the funds needed to convert his cinema to the digital age. Their prizes somewhat devastatingly include 24 frames of 35 mm. Please consider donating so that they may continue to be the only theater in Brooklyn showing films like Gloria.