The Poughkeepsie Journal is reporting today that the Beacon Cultural Foundation has just received a NYSCA grant to design the transformation of the theater in the old high school into a digital movie theater. Several months ago, the foundation received, "on permanent loan," a $250,000 digital projector from Technicolor.
The foundation will be seeking funds to carry out the estimated $150,000 in improvements to the theater.
In the article, Sam Yanes, foundation Pres., stated that the programming for the theater will be of a similar nature to that of Film Forum, featuring independant, foreign, and classic films, as well as special curated series.
The timeline for opening of the theater depends upon funding, but Yanes said that he hopes it can be rolling by next year.