Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 6:46 pm in Moraga.
The New Rheem Theatre was saved from extinction a few years ago thanks to the California Independent Film Festival Association’s commitment to keeping it alive. Their commitment remains strong, as the next step for the Rheem Threatre is an upgrade to digital.
Many major film studios will only be sending out their films in digital format in 2013, so the theaters have to make the change in order to show films from these studios.
At a cost of around $70,000 per screen to upgrade to digital, the initial plan is to upgrade the Zemrak Theater, which is one of the smaller upstairs theaters until they are able to raise enough funds to digitalize all theaters.