I got a little tour of the Robinson Film Center today. (If I ask to see it one more time, I bet I'll be arrested.)
They had one of the digital projectors (not pictured) fired up in the big theater. It's pretty sweet, and the glassed in projection room will give you a glimpse of how digital movie projection works. Not as romantic on traditional 35 mm (which the film center will also show) but the results are hard to argue with.
RFC celebrates its opening gala on Saturday. Movies begin on Monday.
Its planners have spent six years fine-tuning, funding and building this $4.2 million movie theater and education center. It's now built and will soon be running. Now, the RFC's big question is, "We built it. Now will they come?" Time will tell.
Meanwhile, my questions for you:
- Are you going to attend screenings at RFC on a regular basis?
- Will you eat at its bistro?
- Will your kids take advantage of its educational programs?
- Will you drive downtown for entertainment?
- Will you take your baby to cry-baby matinees?
- Will you attend programs for senior citizens?
- Will you buy coffee and muffins there in the morning?
- Will you make it a regular stop on your leisure schedule?
- Will you support it financially?
I'd like to learn how you plan to use RFC or why it doesn't fit into your life. Please let me know by leaving a comment or sending me an email. This is an important discussion to have.