When we purchased the Elk Theatre - we knew she needed a lot of work.
The snack bar area was not legal to serve concessions
so that was the first thing in the Elk Theatre to be changed.
New concession sink, a hand sink and a few additional upgrades
made it legal for our restaurant permit. (2007)
The screen was ripped up one side and had been duct taped together,
the other side was beginning to rip and was already taped. (2008)
The 'ELK THEATRE' neon signs were busted.
The marquee roof was completely rotten and had collapsed.
All the rotten wood and other debris had to be removed.
Also many parts inside the marquee needed repaired or replaced.
Ask us about our blinker system sometime! (2009)
The theatre had a single channel 100 watt sound system.
Many customers said they could not hear parts of the movies.
We had our new Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound installed in Aug 2010.
We also added a new lighting system on the projector in 2010,
to brighten all the new movies that are made so dark.
We originally used a
Christie Film Platter System + Re-winder,
Westrex 35MM Film Projector W/ Changeover + Simplex Sound Head
and a Xenon Lamp House with a 1000 Watt Bulb.
She worked very well.
But it was upgrade to digital or close.
We had our new Digital Projection System installed in Oct 2013.
We now use a NC900c with a Doremi Server.
This also required additions to our Dolby 5.1 Surround System
to communicate with the new projector.
We replaced our old Star Model #99 popcorn machine when she broke,
she was wired together when we bought the theatre,
with a larger Creters Headliner - 32 Popcorn Machine. 
We also have our smaller Digital Projector at the theatre
for use during small private events.
We had repairs done on the leaky roof.
We have even replaced sections of walls.
We installed a pulley system to raise the 'Big Screen',
so we can use the stage for 'Live Shows'. 
We have also added many other items along the way:
designated electrical outlets and other wiring,
an ice maker, a refrigerator, shelving, safety lighting,
new toilets and additional plumbing items,
counters, security cameras...
There is still more to do.
The work continues....