Boulder Seals The Deal On New Art House Movie Theater Space

Independent film has found a new weekend home in Boulder, where the Public Library's main branch will turn its 200-seat theater into an art house cinema on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Downtown Boulder Inc. will launch "Boulder Arts Cinema" at the Canyon Theater in early 2016, according to the Daily Camera.

David Farnan, the city's director of library and arts, estimates the yearly operational cost to be $100,000.

The digital projector alone costs $25,000, and other startup costs, such as coordinating the sound system with the projector, could bring the capital costs above $50,000. Those costs are being paid with donations to the library's gift fund and from savings in other areas of the library budget.

The library program will charge for tickets, although no cost has been set. The 60-seat, one-screen Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts charges $6 to $11 for tickets to its independent film screenings.