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FLIC to expand in 2015

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POLSON — From fringe and fedoras at the Tribute to the Great Gatsby opening soiree to popcorn and soda at the Showboat Theater, attendees at the Flathead International CineFest had a busy weekend. 

So did a dedicated crew of volunteers that handled ticket sales, clean up, food and everything else. 

FLIC co-chairs Frank Tyro and Daniel Smith are already planning for 2015. Tyro said Salish Kootenai College plans to collaborate with FLIC to develop an indigenous film track and expand into SKC’s Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theater, a decision made by SKC President William DePoe.

Since FLIC is already crowding the Showboat Theater, the 205-seat Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theater will provide more seating, Tyro said. It has Blu-ray, although not the $70,000 projection system the Showboat provides. 

“The sound system is great,” Tyro said, “and there is room out front for snacks and all that stuff.”

“We’re very excited to begin another aspect of FLIC,” Tyro said.

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