MAREEL’s cinema screens will be closed later this month to allow technicians to replace and update the projectors.
Films will be unavailable at the Lerwick venue from Sunday 26 January to Thursday 30 January.
Technicians will upgrade first generation Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) compliant equipment to enable better cinema experiences at Mareel.
It is part of a project funded through Screen Scotland’s Cinema Equipment Fund.
The second phase of the project will allow the purchase of portable film screening equipment, which will allow high-quality film screenings to be brought to community halls, schools and care homes across Shetland.
Shetland Arts’ head of production Jonathan Ritch said: “This award from Screen Scotland has enabled us to improve our projection equipment at Mareel.
“Replacing our lamp projectors, we will be installing new laser projectors into Screen 1 and Screen 2, which are friendlier to the environment. We’ll also be upgrading our audio processors across the screens.”
Chief executive Graeme Howell said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time, however we hope that customers can rejoin us from Fri 31st January for a host of new releases.”
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