A movie hasn’t been shown at the Gaiety Theatre in Glenboro since late in 2018 because of equipment problems but work is underway to rectify the problem.

Fund raising is taking place to purchase a new projector system for the threatre.

“We are trying to raise $50,000 and so far we have reached $20,000 and have the deposit for the new machine and we continue to fund raise.” said volunteer and board member Tanya Drinkwater.

Eight years ago a fund raiser was held to purchase the existing projector and now Drinkwater says it keeps breaking down and needs replacing.

“20,000 gets the projector ordered for us and the remaining $30,000 will pay for everything because between the projector, new server and screen the new technology costs a fair bit of money. However movie goers will notice a brighter picture and should enjoy a better movie experience when they come to our theatre when it reopens.”

Glenboro’s Gaiety Theatre has been in operation since 1941 and Tanya Drinkwater says it remains a valuable part of the community and it attracts people from in and around the community to movies and other events held at the theatre.

“We’re hoping that we can be up and going by February if we don’t hit any glitches with the new system and everything arrives on time”

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