The future, past of theaters in Wrangell


Greg Knight

A technician adjusts the new digital projector at the James and Elsie Nolan Center movie theater. The new digital unit will allow first-run movies to be seen in Wrangell for the first time.

In the late nineteenth century an American cinema pioneer named Charles F. Jenkins introduced the world to its first taste of movie going with his Phantoscope film projection system. It was the first true motion picture projector that allowed for crisp, clean and realistic movement to be shown to a mass audience.

The year was 1894 – now, fast forward to 2013.

Last week Wrangell took a step into the digital generation with the installation of a new projector at Castle Mountain Entertainment that utilizes hard drive technology to show movies at the James and Elsie Nolan Center. No longer in...

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