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Now-digital Moviehouse can show 3D

MILLERTON — The Moviehouse in Millerton has reopened as a completely digital theater.Not only will the facility now be showing 3D movies, but the equipment upgrade will allow many other new features.Robert and Carol Sadlon, owners of The Moviehouse, said a new library server and operating software allows movies to be loaded and programmed up to two weeks in advance.“The server talks to our scheduling software and sends the right movies to the right theaters according to our schedule, so it’s all automatic now,” Richard Sadlon said.This automation will allow The Moviehouse to further extend its customer service.“If all goes right, all we have to do is sell tickets, sell concessions, greet customers and close the doors when the movie starts,” he said.The Sadlons are nurturing the facility as a cultural center for the community.“Everything is going to bits and bytes. If you want to stay in business as a theater, you have to go digital,” Carol Sadlon said.“We made the commitment early, and it’s really a commitment to Millerton. The town deserves a digital theatre. It’s going to be better picture, better quality, better sound, as well as all the other things that digital offers to a theater, including digital 3D,” Richard Sadlon said.Along with the enhanced audio and visual experience, the upgrade also allows the theater to show alternative content.“This is the very exciting part about our content. It’s going to become much more diverse,” Carol Sadlon said.The Moviehouse will now be able to show live feeds of both The Metropolitan Opera from New York and National Theatre Live from London, England.“We will be able to show the Metropolitan Opera live from Lincoln Center. It’s filmed on several cameras, so you will get to see behind the scenes and interviews. It’s such an enhanced experience,” Richard Sadlon said.Both venues are often sold out, but The Moviehouse will provide an opportunity to view these prestigious shows.“Not everyone can get down to New York or take a weekend and fly to London. This is bringing the arts to Millerton. It’s also a lot more to see than sitting in an audience because a director is taking you places you would not be able to see if you were sitting in your seat at Lincoln Center,” he said.The Moviehouse is also extending its hours.“We will now have matinees every day, which will show a lot of this alternative content. It’s interesting for us because the feeds are live, so the event time in London or New York will dictate the times we need to accommodate the shows. It’s all very new and very exciting,” Carol Sadlon said.For more information, including showtimes, visit www.themoviehouse.net or call 518-789-0022.

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