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Small town Minn. theater struggles to stay open in age of digital conversion

A small town theater that's been open for more than 60 years in Milica is facing extinction unless it converts to modern projection methods. The Milica Theatre's owners tell KARE-TV that they are struggling to put together funds to convert from its traditional, 35 millimeter projector to the $70,000 digital projection system that's been mandated by the movie industry.
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A small town theater that's been open for more than 60 years in Milica is facing extinction unless it converts to modern projection methods. The Milica Theatre's owners tell KARE-TV that they are struggling to put together funds to convert from its traditional, 35 millimeter projector to the $70,000 digital projection system that's been mandated by the movie industry.

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