Comet Theater in Cook launches existential Kickstarter

The small towns of the Iron Range once each had their own small movie theaters. There were several theaters in the bigger towns like Hibbing.

Up in Cook right now, they’ve got longest continuous single-screen theater in Minnesota, open since 1939. But the Comet Theater is in danger, as this film shows:

They need digital equipment to stay alive in modern times. Today the Comet launched a Kickstarter project to add digital projection equipment. If they raise $80,000 they’ll stay open. If not, the theater will go dark. It’s a true crossroads moment for this little town on the western shores of Lake Vermilion.

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