RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A historic Vermont theater is betting that a new high-definition video and audio system will draw audiences.
Paramount Theatre Director Bruce Bouchard says he's confident the new $75,000 system will bring people to the Rutland theater.
He says the theater will stream a variety of high-definition programming, including live performances from The Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Bouchard tells Vermont Public Radio (http://bit.ly/18YIAbI ) that the theater will charge $20 for the opera tickets, but plans to offer free admission to live streaming sporting events in hopes of making money from bar and concession sales.
He says if fans come out for the Major League Baseball playoffs, the theater plans to show football and hockey games and next year's World Cup.