ECA receives grant for Digital Cinema Infrastructure
Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) recently received a Digital Cinema Infrastructure Grant from Anne Gittinger, a long-time donor and supporter of Edmonds Center for the Arts.
This Saturday, Nov. 30, Anne’s gift will be celebrated with the popular Sing-A-Long Sound of Music, which will be enjoyed by nearly 700 patrons.
The BARCO Digital Cinema System was installed recently and came with all the bells and whistles: a high quality digital projector, a media storage system, a lens and screen appropriate to the size of the room and a surround sound system.
“The film exhibition industry is currently in the midst of a worldwide transition away from the 35mm celluloid film we all associate with going to the movies and moving towards an all-digital system,” operations manager Jeff Vaughan said.
“We approached our research for this project looking first at content and demand.
“We spoke with operators of other multi-disciplinary arts centers to determine what equipment they had, what kinds of film events they were hosting and their successes and trials with these kinds of programs.”
“When ECA was renovated, its equipment inventory didn’t provide for digital projection/film infrastructure,” Executive Director Joe Mclalwain said.
“Thanks to Anne’s generosity, we now have a state-of-the art digital cinema system, which opens the doors to unlimited possibilities.”
ECA anticipates building a film series and/or incorporating additional film events into its presented season as early as Spring of 2014, and will begin shortly, to market the new system to prospective film festival clients.
For rental inquires or additional information, please contact Jeff Vaughan at 425-275-9481.