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Special Announcement!

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Thank you for your generous response to The Digital Cinema Challenge.  The total of 550 donations in support of the Challenge means that the historic Nineteenth Street Theatre will go digital!

Civic plans to order a digital projector this month and install no later than April. Shortly thereafter, everyone who has contributed to the Challenge will be invited to help celebrate the premiere of digital movies with a movie screening and champagne reception.

Meanwhile, Civic is pursuing additional funding to complete conversion of Theatre 514 to the industry-standard, DLP Digital Cinema.  With industry-compliant projectors at both theatres, Civic will be able to compete for the very best and latest releases of art house films for your enjoyment.

If you haven’t made a donation to the Digital Cinema Challenge yet and would like to do so, please visit movies or mail your check to: Digital Cinema Challenge, Civic Theatre, 527 N. Nineteenth Street, Allentown, PA  18104.


     Donate to Civic’s Digital Cinema Challenge.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about Digital Cinema.

  For more information on ways you can help, contact Nancy Keeler, Director of Development, 610-433-8903 x 201 or

To read the article in THE MORNING CALL about Civic’s digital campaign, click here.