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      Theatre looking for money for digital upgrade

      A Newberry landmark is desperately seeking help from the community.

      After a failed attempt to raise $75,000 on Kickstarter, Tahqua Land Theatre is once again reaching out to raise money for digital equipment upgrades. This time, they're only asking to raise $35,000.

      The theater currently uses 35 millimeter film that is being discontinued by the end of the year. Without the upgrade, the theater may be forced to shut down.

      "We've been here 40 years and I'd like to see it stay in the family another 40 years," says owner Fred Dunkeld. "There are a lot of people in the community and now it's tourist season. A lot of tourists come in just to see the theater."

      To make a donation, people make a pledge on Kickstarter to give money. If the goal is not reached by September 9, nobody that pledged gets charged. This would also mean that the theater would not receive any money.