Midwest Theater completes fundraising for digital project

The fundraising for the Midwest Theater's Digital Projector and Surround Sound Upgrade is basically complete. Theater Manager Billy Estes told us on KNEB's News Extra Tuesday morning the amount of money pledged for the project has now met the fundraising goal.

Estes says the goal was $170,000 and $168,000 had been raised. Estes said several businesses donated $5,000 to the project, and Friends of the Midwest Theater members also contributed good-sized amounts this past fall.

The $168,000 raised includes a projected $20,000 from the Scottsbluff/Gering Rotary Club's Gold event March 16th, a $40,000 challenge grant from the Peter Kiewit Foundation and a $15,000 grant from the Oregon Trail Community Foundation.

The system will be installed sometime this spring.

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