Local theaters are struggling to keep up with evolving technology with major price tags.
The Randolph Playhouse is participating in an online fundraising contest to raise $20,000 in 60 days.
Local students made a film to explain what the theater means to them. People can watch the video and pledge donations, and if the theater reaches their goal, the money will be charged to their credit card.
Right now they are $4,000 away from the goal, but are hoping to beat it.
"We have to raise at least $50,000 to buy a DVD projector. But if we raise another $12,000 above that, we can get 3-D, which we want to have," says David Atkinson, a member of the Playhouse Cooperative. "We want to have 3-D; we want to have the best sound they are going to hear."
Atkinson says this is the technology they need to stay relevant and open. You can watch the full video and pledge a donation here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/678892078/playhouse-projector-project