By KELLIANNE GAMMILL
The Worm Creek Opera House has met its original goal of raising the $39,000 needed to pay for the digital projector for the theater.
The digital projector was a much needed necessity in order to keep the historic building running. The theater is asking patrons to donate to the cause.
“The goal is complete,” Franklin County Theatre Arts Council treasurer Paul Swainston said.
Worm Creek needed to upgrade their film projector to a digital one by January 2014 in order to stay in business. Upgrading to a digital projector should bring newer movies in quicker, better quality and more variety.
“We are going to have the new projector installed by August second.”
The theater will be closed the week prior to August 2 in order to install the projector. However, Swainston believes that work still needs to be done before the equipment arrives.
As the only theater in Preston, Worm Creek is viewed as a staple to the community. The nonprofit corporation offers live play productions, movies and various other community events.
“These cultural art events are essential to a healthy growing community,” Swainston wrote in a letter seeking for further donations.
The fund raising efforts for the community theater will continue for other needed improvements Swainston said.
If you would like to donate or have any questions, contact the Worm Creek Opera House at 208-852-0088.
This story is sponsored by Willow Valley: Dr. Patten and The Preston Citizen Bookstore.
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