A Wolverhampton cinema is to go fully digital, after a successful fundraising campaign drummed up enough cash to buy a digital projector system for its second screen.
The Light House media centre, in the Chubb Buildings in Fryer Street has successfully raised some £7,500 in order to purchase the new system. The centre’s chief executive, Kelly Jeffs, told the Express and Star newspaper that the money had been raised through the generosity of public donations and arts grants.
“We are so delighted in being able to achieve our target to raise funds to install digital equipment in our second screen,” she said. “This will now enable us to enhance our strong film programme even more and allow increased flexibility with agreeing better terms with film distributors.”
Previously the cinema only had digital equipment on its main screen, with the other one still reliant on cumbersome reels of film that had to be carefully installed into the projection system. Such technology is becoming obsolete and many films are now released purely in digital format, meaning that the Light House many have been missing out on filling its full capacity.
Some £4,671 of the money was donated by the public, with the balance made up with a grant from the city council.