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The Rural Blog: Many rural movie houses
may close due to costs of digital transition

By Ivy Brashear Special to KyForward   The film industry announced last year that it would no longer make film copies of its movies, and would only provide digital versions, forcing theaters across the U.S. to retire their 35mm projectors and go digital. That switch is not cheap, since digital projectors cost tens of thousands of dollars, and some small theaters would have to pay hundreds of thousands...