The picture at the Grandin Theater in Roanoke just got a little clearer, both visually and financially.
Grandin Theater has 95-thousand more dollars today than it did a few days ago. The money is a grant from the Roanoke Women's Foundation.
All that money will help pay for upgrades to projection equipment in the Grandin's four theaters. The theater celebrated its 80th birthday this year this is the first big modernization of the projection equipment.
"The film industry is transitioning to this digital equipment and it's quite expensive, it's come down through the last few years, it's still very, very expensive and this grant will help to bridge that gap," said manager Kathy Chittum.
The theater is still going to need to raise a lot of money on top of the grant. Chittum says the cost of the upgrade is $250,000.
Preliminarily, the theater is game-planning for February to finish everything. The work will be done one theater at a time, so you can still come see movies at the Grandin.