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New dimension for historic cinema
10:00am Thursday 14th February 2013 in News
THE tale of a shipwreck officially launched a new 3D system at one of the country's oldest purpose built cinemas.
The Electric Palace in King's Head Street, Harwich invited special guests to a showing of Oscar nominated Life of Pi on Saturday, February 1.
Chris Strachan, co-director of the Electric Palace Trust welcomed guests before the film.
He said: "This has been a long process.
"It has been a lot of hard work and a lot of fun putting this together and we are almost finished."
Cash for the digital fund, which has also seen a new digital projector installed and a new screen, came from a Essex County Council grant of £15,000, Harwich Town Council grant of £20,000, Essex Community Foundation grant of £5,000, the Cinema Exhibitors Association £15,000, and the Truemark Trust gave £2,000.
The next and final part of the project is to get planning permission for a satellite dish to stream in live sports and theatre shows.