Art Theater jump-starts efforts to form co-op
Efforts to turn a downtown Champaign movie theater into a business operated by a co-op are moving forward.
Sanford Hess, manager at the Art Theater, announced Wednesday that the theater will kick off an ownership drive on Dec. 16 in an attempt to get people to buy in to the business.
Hess said the theater needs to make the switch to a digital projector in order to remain in business. He said due to the expensive equipment, becoming a co-op is the first step in making that switch.
Hess said a digital projector would cost around $80,000.
Right now, the Art Theater is asking for donations to cover costs associated with the switch to a co-op, including legal fees.
You can get more information at the theater's website.