Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Swan song

Last 35-millimeter movie shown at Sun Theatre

The era of reel-to-reel movies shown at the Sun Theatre came to an end Sunday night when the projectionist transferred the last 35-millimeter movie, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” from theatre reels to be shipped back to the rental company.

This week, the theatre is closed so workers can install a new projector that will show movies digitally.

Special curtains, to enhance sound, are being hung on theatre walls. A new movie screen will be installed at a later date.

Gothenburg Community Playhouse officials hope the Sun will reopen with the equipment the weekend of March 23-25.

Donations are still being accepted to pay for the new equipment and can be sent to the Sun Theatre Digital Fund, Box 155, Gothenburg, NE 69138-0155.

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