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Save Our DOWNTOWN MOVIES
Movies at the Majestic Theater have been a downtown tradition since Cecil B. DeMille's 10-reel melodrama, The Road to Yesterday, opened in Henry Scharf’s theater on November 14, 1925. In 2005, following its $16.5 million transformation to a performing arts center, movies entered a “majestic” new era with state-of-the-art cinemas featuring comfortable stadium seating, 35-mm projection, Dolby digital surround sound, cuddle seats, and wine and beer. Art film lovers from Camp Hill to Frederick have enjoyed our nightly line-up of high quality, intelligent, American independent films, foreign language films, documentaries, short subjects, and film festival prize winners. Since the Majestic is one of the very few downtown businesses that is open 360 nights a year after 6 p.m., our movies draw patrons who support the surrounding restaurants and Borough parking garage.
Sadly, our movies may soon go dark.
The U.S. movie industry is converting from 35mm film – which has been the industry standard for over 100 years – to all Digital Cinema. By the end of 2013, our most popular films will be available only in the Digital Cinema format (and not on film). If we want to be able to show future movies as popular as Midnight in Paris, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Conspirator or Amazing Grace, we’ll have to show them on Digital Cinema projectors which cost as much as $75,000 per screen to purchase.
We have no choice but to convert or close. Read entire article
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Movies at the Majestic Theater have been a downtown tradition since Cecil B. DeMille's 10-reel melodrama, The Road to Yesterday, was featured at the theater's opening gala on November 14, 1925.
Eighty years later, with the theater's transformation into a performing arts and cinema center, Movies at the Majestic enter a new era. The expanded Majestic Center features two new cinemas with comfortable stadium seating, 35-mm and digital film projection, high-tech sound, cuddle-up seats and gourmet concessions.
The Majestic's nightly film series features the highest quality, highest profile art films, including American independent films, foreign language films, documentaries, short subjects, and film festival prize winners.
Please remember that film tickets may be only be purchased by calling (717) 337-8200 or visiting the box office at 25 Carlisle Street during box office hours (Monday through Saturday opening at noon, and Sunday opening at 1pm).
Movies at the Majestic are back and better than ever!