Arts & Culture

Historic Lincoln Theatre goes all digital

The Lincoln Theatre on the Fayetteville Square boasts that they’ve now turned all digital. {Photo Courtesy of Cinema Treasures }

REGIONAL NEWS | Fayetteville — It’s a huge move for the 69 year old movie theater. The owners of the historic Lincoln Theatre in Fayetteville recently announced that their two screens are now completely digital with digital surround sound. It also means the local theater will have access to more films, including 3D films.

“There’s something magical about watching a movie at the Lincoln Theatre up on the big screen with friends and friends and a big bag of popcorn and coke,” says Christy Freehauf. She and her husband, Craig, own the local landmark. “We like to say we are in the memory making business.”

This isn’t the first technological innovation for the theater. In 2016, they installed solar panel on the roof and now most movies are powered by solar energy.

The historic theater sits on the Fayetteville Square as a regional treasure. It opened in 1951 as a single screen venue. Their opening film was Air Cadet, a American war drama starring Stephen McNally, Gail Russell, Alex Nicol, and Richard Long. In 1982, the theater underwent an extensive remodel including the conversion to two screens. The main floor seats 335 and the second balcony theater seats 200.

“Our theater is one of only three Art Deco style theatres left in Tennessee that operate as a movie theater,” says Freehauf. “It’s like stepping back in time when you walk through our doors yet our movie experience rivals any new cinema.”

Through Thursday they’ll show Jumanji: Next Level in the upstairs theater and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker in the ground floor theater. On January 10, Little Women will open there. For more information, check our their website or Facebook page. •

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