The Department of Administration has decided to extend the due date for grant applications for the Small Theatre Grants to January 15, 2014. These grants help older theaters across the state upgrade to more modern equipment. Here’s a basic summary of the program from the Department of Administration.
$75,000 each year is used for grants to historic, small town theatres in Minnesota to purchase and install digital projection technology to allow continued access to films. Priority for grants is to theaters that have exclusively 35 millimeter projection systems in communities with few available theaters or to small theaters with only one screen. Priority should be given to projects that have a non-state cash match of at least 65 percent of the total eligible project costs.
If you’d like to learn more about the grant program, or find the application materials, you can head to the website by clicking here.