(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)
One of the Salt Lake Film Society's film projectors, as it shows "In A World", Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
Like other small movie theaters in Utah and across the nation, The Salt Lake Film Society is scrambling to raise funds to buy digital movie equipment now that Hollywood studios will be discontinuing film.
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With a flurry of last-minute giving, the Salt Lake Film Society succeeded in its Kickstarter campaign — to raise $50,000 from individual donors for its "Digital Deadline" campaign.
The campaign was only at half its goal Monday morning — but a final push, including a $10,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor, got the campaign over its goal around 10 p.m. Monday night.
In total, the campaign received $52,518 in pledges from 509 backers.
The money will go toward a larger $700,000 fund-raising drive aimed at buying new digital projectors for the one screen at the Tower Theatre (876 E. 900 South) and the six screens at the Broadway Centre Cinemas (111 E. 300 South).