The Rio Theater is from another time, and that's part of the problem. The major studios have announced that they are going to stop releasing new movies on film, a move that is forcing small theaters around the country to purchase digital projectors. The Rio needs $60,000 if they want to keep up with the new technology.
But the theater and its supporters are not going down without a fight. They have a Kickstarter campaign that already has over $40,000 pledged to it and this Sunday will be a day of music dedicated to saving the Rio.
Ramble at the Rio: A day of music featuring West County talent. Lawn social begins at 1 p.m., concert 3 p.m. Admission: $5-$15 donation.