Audio visual products company Christie has donated a new projector to the theatre of a town in the US that was badly affected by a tornado in 2007.

The Twilight Theatre in Greenberg, Kansas, has been rebuilt in the last few years and the donation of a Christie projector has helped it to get ready to reopen.

A free screening of the 1985 hit movie Back to the Future marked the reopening of the theatre, while live music was also held at the venue on 24 April.

Twilight Theatre's executive director Adam Wagner stated that Christie donated a top-of-the-line digital-cinema projectors as soon as the company was approached for help.

He said: "We were absolutely thrilled by their generosity. Christie's digital-cinema projector is truly the theatre’s ‘crowning jewel,’ providing us with a state-of-the-art auditorium on par with the best, most modern facilities in the world. We are very appreciative for the consideration of great companies such as Christie."

Kathryn Cress, Christie's vice-president of global and corporate marketing, added that giving back to the community is very important for the projector manufacturer.

"We didn’t hesitate to contribute to the town's amazing success story," she said.

"They literally came back from the rubble, becoming the ultimate example of what people can accomplish when they work together for a common cause."