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The Boston Globe


Staving off the last picture show

NEWBURYPORT — The Screening Room needs moviegoers to drop a little cash in the (popcorn) bucket.

The 99-seat movie theater at 82 State St. has shown art house and indie films, documentaries, and other offbeat fare since 1982. Now the owners need to raise about $60,000 to convert to digital projection this fall, as 35mm film goes the way of VHS and 8-track tapes.

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