The Rodeo Theatre in Burwell has not been able to show movies for the past two weeks due to a broken 35mm projector. It is not known if and when the theatre will be up and running as the cost for replacing the projector is about $70,000. The movie industry only offers movies in digital format and the costly replacement is the only answer for the theatre to reopen again. Donations are being requested to help purchase a new digital system for the Rodeo Theatre. Randy and Linda Gross have been operating the theatre. If the funding to purchase a new digital system is raised, moviegoers will experience significant benefits from the new digital technology. It will offer higher quality picture and sound and a broader selection of movies.
Contributions to the “Save the Rodeo Theatre Fund” can be made through accounts set-up and managed by Burwell Economic Development at the following financial institutions:
Great Western Bank, Burwell and Ord
Pathway Bank, Burwell and Ord
Ericson State Bank, Ericson
First National Bank, Ord and Sargent