Theater http://nwpr.org en Everyone’s a Comedian? Not At Improv School http://nwpr.org/post/everyone-s-comedian-not-improv-school <p>Improvisational theater isn’t just for aspiring comedians and performers anymore. Improv classes and workshops are popping up in Seattle, Portland, Boise, Spokane and Eugene. Companies and business schools are taking notice. Reporter Julia Flucht is in one of these classes and reports on how the improv mindset can produce creative results beyond the stage. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:37:56 +0000 Julia Flucht 16646 at http://nwpr.org Everyone’s a Comedian? Not At Improv School Small-Town Theater Looks To Happy Ending After Fire http://nwpr.org/post/small-town-theater-looks-happy-ending-after-fire <p>One small-town movie theater is looking for a happy ending to what could have been a horror story earlier this year. The historic Palace Theatre in Silverton, Oregon closed its doors after an April fire. But repairs are underway at the Depression-era movie palace. Correspondent Chris Lehman reports. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:46:47 +0000 Chris Lehman 9681 at http://nwpr.org Small-Town Theater Looks To Happy Ending After Fire Small Town Movie Houses Struggle To Switch From Film To Bits Of Data http://nwpr.org/post/small-town-movie-houses-struggle-switch-film-bits-data <p>This summer&rsquo;s blockbuster line-up is teeming with highly anticipated names -- like Batman, Spiderman, and the Avengers. That&rsquo;s good news for the people who run cinemas. But for many small theaters across the Northwest, opening weekend is becoming a struggle.</p><p>More movies are starting to come on hard drives instead of reels. So theaters must make a costly conversion to digital if they want to stay in the game. And, as Jessica Robinson reports, time is running out. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:41:45 +0000 Jessica Robinson 9678 at http://nwpr.org Small Town Movie Houses Struggle To Switch From Film To Bits Of Data