Alamo drafthouse

On Sunday, Alamo Drafthouse in Kalamazoo will show the silent film Metropolis scored by local band Forget the Times. This is the second live score the group has composed this year after The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari in September.

courtesy of Ryan Meade

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Film engineer Johanna Kelly preps some trailer film at WMU's Little Theatre
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Starting January first, the film industry will stop making movies on the old 35 millimeter reels—which means movie theaters all over the country have until that date to switch to digital projectors. But it hasn’t been easy for small theaters—the new technology starts at about $50,000. Despite the cost, theaters in Southwest Michigan are trying to make it work.

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Theater will be in spot which had been Rave in downtown Kalamazoo