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Farewell to our DP100 Digital Projector

D-Cine Premiere DP100Earlier this week, our digital projector reached the end of its life and we are now in the process of replacing it with new up-to-date technology. Fortunately, we have been able to operate on an abridged schedule with our 35mm projector and are still offering daily shows. It is imperative to us, as a Board and a local Richmond landmark, that we make this decision as responsibly and with as much forethought as possible.We greatly look forward to soon bringing you an even more enhanced viewing experience at the Byrd. Stay tuned for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How much does a new projector cost?
A: Depending on what type of projector you get, they cost between $40,000 – $75,000. We are evaluating projectors based upon our needs today and our needs in the next few years.

Q: Did you know that you needed a new projector?
A: We knew that we were nearing the end of of it’s life and have been researching a new projector. Replacement has been a part of our restoration plan so it’s just happening a bit sooner than planned.

Q: How long will it take to get a new projector?
A: Some projectors are available sooner than others. That is another factor we are considering when making our final selection.

Q: How long will a new projector last?
A: The shelf life is expected to be about 8-12 years, although technology may move faster than that.

Q: Will I notice a difference?
A: Yes! A new projector will bring a much brighter and clearer picture on screen.