Firm helps bring historic theater into digital age

Audio Video Experts in Grand Junction designed and installed the new projection system at the newly renovated Avalon Theater downtown.

The company installed a digital Christie Solara One+ projector with Dolby digial sound. The projector is capable of playing Blu-ray discs as well as movied shipped on hard disk drives. The new equipment replaced a 35-millimeter movie projector that’s now on display in the theater lobby.

The $40,000 project was made possible by a grant from the Denver Film Society that was matched by the Avalon Theater Foundation.

“The Audio Video Experts team had a nostalgic walk through time as they removed the large platters that used to house the 35 mm films. However, that was soon replaced with the excitement of designing and installing a new era of digital entertainment equipment,” said Jeremiah Hines, owner of Audio Video Experts.

Audio Video Experts offers a range of commercial and residential electronic design and installation services. For more information, visit