August debut planned for Decatur theater's new sound and cinema

Updated: Jul. 6, 2017 at 6:48 AM CDT
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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - The new sound system and digital cinema package at the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts is expected to be ready for use by mid-August.

Princess Executive Director Anne Scarbrough said the sound system and cinema package, which cost $193,200 including installation, will debut with a short movie and concert.

The system is one of several ongoing projects at the historic Princess, a landmark in Decatur since the late 1800s.

Scarbrough and other theater employees have been training on operating the new system. Last week, crews ran into an issue while installing a projection screen, so they had to order a replacement screen, she said.

The theater also is set to open its new listening room in the Princess loft. Unlike a bar where the music is the background, Scarbrough said this room will be an "environment created for the enjoyment of music."

Read more at Decatur Daily.

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