Pictured is the new digital projector recently installed at the Tryon Theatre, which will reopen after the holiday break on Wednesday, Jan. 2. (photo by Leah Justice)

Tryon Theatre goes digital

Published 5:04pm Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Going digital will hopefully mean Flood can get movies more quickly. He said he was able to obtain 35 mm films between six and eight weeks after their release but hopes he can get digital releases sooner than that.

The Tryon Theatre will not offer 3D movies after the digital change.

Also beginning next week the prices will increase 25 percent across the board on admission and food prices. New prices will include admission going from $6 per person for evening shows to $7.50 and from $5 to $6 for Sunday matinees. Small food items, including drinks, popcorn and candy will increase from $2 each to $2.50 and from $3 for large food items to $3.75. Beer and wine prices will stay the same, he said.

Flood said he has no choice on increasing the prices due to the costs of food and beverages increasing so much over the past several years. Popcorn, for example, has increased 75 percent since 2005, he said.

Located at 45 South Trade Street the Tryon Theatre is open Wednesday through Saturday showing one movie per week beginning at 8 p.m. as well as a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. Every second and fourth Monday and Tuesday the theatre shows art specialty films, including foreign films and documentaries in association with the Tryon Film Society. The film society shows begin at 7 p.m.

The Tryon Theatre was first opened in 1933 by C.W. Nessmith with the addition of the balcony later.

For more information on upcoming movies and about the theatre visit www.tryontheatre.com. The box office phone number is 828-859-6811.

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