The Park City Film Series is Park City's only non-profit Art House Cinema. Our mission is to create community through film.
Help Keep Independent Film Alive at the Park City Film Series by supporting our GO DIGITAL OR GO DARK CAMPAIGN!
Beginning in January 2014 all new films will only be distributed in Digital Cinema Format. Therefore, it’s imperative that the Park City Film Series convert to Digital Cinema by the end of this year. Help us continue to offer the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local film to the Park City community and achieve our mission of creating community through film!
The movie industry has been trying to facilitate this change for over ten years. The reason is purely economic. It is more economical for studios to make digital hard-drives of movies versus film prints. Unfortunately, the cost of purchasing the projectors for Digital Cinema falls on theaters. Currently, more than half of the screens in the U.S. use Digital Cinema Projectors.
How Much Does it Cost?
We are looking to private citizens to help us raise $75,000 to cover a portion of the costs for a digital projector and related theater and equipment upgrades. The first $20,000 donated will be matched 1:1 by a Summit County Restaurant Tax Grant.
How Does Digital Cinema Look?
Amazing! The sharpness and brightness of the digital movies is incredible. But we still love film and so won’t get rid of our 35mm projector. Whenever the odd print does become available in 35mm, we’ll run it the old fashioned way.
What Happens if Park City Film Series Does Not Convert to Digital?
If PCFS cannot convert to Digital Cinema Projection, then we will be forced to close up shop. It sounds extreme, but it truly is the reality we face. Without a Digital Cinema Projector, we won’t be able to screen new films.
What You Can Do To Help?
Support our "Go Digital or Go Dark" campaign! All donations are appreciated and no amount is too small (or large!). This groundbreaking campaign is the first of its kind for the Film Series. If you want to continue to see great independent, documentary and foreign films in a community setting, please consider making a donation to the Park City Film Series today!
ABOUT PARK CITY FILM SERIES
A Park City staple since 1999, the Park City Film Series is a vital, contributing member of the local arts community. We accomplish this by screening independent, foreign and documentary films each weekend, and programming post-screening Q&A’s and panel discussions that deepen the community dialogue around the issues raised by the films. In addition, we support area non-profits through free community screenings and film-based fundraisers. Our vision is to use film as a medium to entertain, inspire and educate our patrons, helping Park City remain a well informed and engaged mountain community.