Art Theater Co-op Holds Other Events In Wake Of Projection Problems

April 17, 2017
The marquee at the Art Theater Co-op in downtown Champaign.

The marquee at the Art Theater Co-op in downtown Champaign.

Art Theater Co-op

Champaign’s Art Theater Coop is looking for other ways to entertain while its digital projection system is down. General Manager Austin McCann says troubleshooting could take a couple more days. He says a 'burst of creativity' includes plans for a Monday night airing of the 1938 Orson Welles radio broadcast of "The War of The Worlds."

McCann says a technician is making a second trip to the theater Tuesday with hopes of resuming screenings.

“It’s not actually a known problem," he said. "It’s one of these kinds of mysterious computer problems that we have since it is just a very expensive computer that is our projector.”

Other tenatative events include a trivia night on Tuesday, and the playing of classic movie soundtracks on Wednesday.

Concessions will be open, but McCann says the “Art No-Movie Theater” events are otherwise free.

More information and updates are online at arttheater.coop.

Story source: WILL