The Douglass needs to digitize the theatre to keep showing films. They're asking the community to help raise $130,000.



Director of the theater, Gina Ward, says right now, it's impossible for them to play the latest flicks.

"Films are not being made on 35mm format anymore. It's not really our choice, but it's a necessity for us to change," said Ward.

They'll be raising the money through a series of fundraisers. Ward says the community has always had their back.

Less than 20 years ago, with a combined effort of the city and the theatre enthusiasts, the Douglass re-opened its doors.

"All of these people contributed to helping with the restoration," said Ward as she pointed to all the donors.

She hopes the fundraiser can be another testimony for the theatre.

"I think we can do it, I think it's doable" said Ward.

Southern rocker Devon Allman, son of Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band, kicks off the fundraiser on November 11th in concert. All proceeds go towards the theatre's goal.