Detroit Indie Movie House Launches Fundraising Campaign to Bring Classics to the Big Screen

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Guthat - 1When classic film lovers gather, the conversation often turns to one question: what movies would I play if I ran my own theater?

For Paula and Tim Guthat, those fantasies became a life-changing reality in 2013 when they founded Cinema Detroit, one of only two seven-day-a-week movie theaters in the City of Detroit. But even as the popular theater moves to a new, more visible and accessible location this week, they’ll be unable to screen many of the classic films they once dreamed of programming – unless they get new projection equipment.

“Owning a movie theater in 2015 is so much about technology,” Paula Guthat told me. “And many of the classic film restorations I’d love to play won’t be available to us, because we don’t have all of the necessary digital projection technology.”

postWhile Cinema Detroit has screened independent and specialty releases on professionally mastered digital formats since…

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