“It’s more of the experience,” Cox said.
Key to Logansport’s events is the theater’s digital projection system, which makes it compatible with high-definition TV broadcasts in a way old film-based projection wasn’t. The equipment “makes it very easy to do pretty much anything you want,” Dieffenbach said.
But film technology didn’t stop him before. As far back as 22 years ago, he recalls televising several sports events at a theater he managed in south Georgia. And a theater in French Lick he started about seven years ago hosted Xbox tournaments on two screens — something he’s considering bringing to Logansport later this year.
“The Walking Dead” might be the only TV show that makes it to Logansport’s big screens for a while, though.
“I don’t know as there are any other TV shows at the moment that, A, fall within the hours that we can do this, and B, have a huge following,” Dieffenbach explained.
But he’s not ruling it out entirely.
“If something comes along that strikes the public’s fancy ... we’ll look into doing that,” he said.
Sarah Einselen is news editor at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at email@example.com or 574-732-5151. Twitter: @PharosSME