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Digital makeover for Brit cinemas

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The U.K. Film Council has confirmed it will invest £13 million ($21 million) to install digital projectors in a quarter of British cinemas, making the ter-ritory one of the most advanced for digital exhibition anywhere.

The digital cinema network will promote the wider and more flexible distribution of specialized and arthouse movies.

The Film Council plans to convert 250 screens in 150 cinemas to digital, starting next year. In 2002 there were just 125 digital screens worldwide, including four in the U.K.

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