Go Digital or Go Dark - Part Two
In Part One of this series, Jenn Chavez spoke with the proprietors of two historic theaters, one commercial and the other non-profit, about how they've been raising the funds to update their equipment. In this extended version of the second part of the series, S.W. Conser focuses on two Portland institutions, both dedicated not only to the educational value of film screenings and events, but also to keeping traditional 35mm films on their programming schedules.
Nick Bruno and Morgen Ruff give an audio tour of the Whitsell Auditorium's projection booth at the Portland Art Museum, where fifty-year-old film projectors sit side-by-side with multiple digital projection systems, and outline the Northwest Film Center's continuing mission to screen international, archival, and alternative programming. Then, Portland State University's Matt Ellis offers a hopeful but cautious assessment of the future of Oregon's only student-run movie theater, the 5th Avenue Cinema on the PSU campus.
To listen to Part One of the Go Digital or Go Dark series, click here.