AHC502 provides the city of Ogden, UT, to quality independent, foreign, and documentary films. We need to upgrade to a blu-ray server.
Art House Cinema 502 is a micro cinema that serves the city of Ogden, UT, it's university and sprawling surrounding area. Our cinema features 28 tiered seats, DLP digital projection, Dolby 5.1 surround (frankly our audio blows away most mainstream multi-plexes), and blue-ray/digital abilities. Our cinema's ambiance is very much a cross of modern and vintage tastes, to include: 1938 Art Deco seating, exposed historic brick, glass art, and a "sculptural" Coke-Cola cooler. The 502 of our name refers to our square footage. AHC502 embodies the spirit of true independent film exhibition.
Our last kickstarter failed for three reasons: 1) we did not push it, the main reason we did not push it was once the cinema opened it became clear that our needs had changed, 2) we have really enjoyed the quaintness of our reservation book, therefore a ticket machine became silly, and 3) we realized that a server would affectively enable us to keep the same records intended with a ticket machine should a distributor request an audit.
We have now identified a true and unchanging need. We would like to upgrade our playback system. Currently we show our films on an Oppo BD-83 player. However awesome the player is, it still requires us to load and unload discs, which makes for a choppy system for our patrons.
We already have most of the equipment. However, we are still short some components. This is where you come in! Having a fully functional blu-ray server will allow us to seamlessly show trailers and films on preprogrammed playlists. There are a variety of advantages to a blu-ray server: 1) it will enable us to create a custom screen savers that will give us eventual space for community updates, advertising, and/or fun trivia, strange facts or random quotes prior to the screening, 2) once patrons are seated the server will allow us to streamline trailers for upcoming films targeted at the audience of the film about to be viewed, 3) the server will also allow us to place two screens in the lobby, one that is constantly playing trailers and another that allows the staff to view what is being played in the theatre, 4) the server would be available for distributors to audit our playlists rapidly and accurately. Happy distributors mean greater access to material! and most important! 5) the server will ensure our shows start and stop on time!!
Thanks so much for your time in reading and we are excited to receive your contributions!
Someone is always at the cinema at noon Thurs-Mon. We are always closed Tues and Weds. We close about 20 mins after the last screening.
We have a two week run of five films a week. Additionally, we feature reverse matinees on friday and saturday night---these films change weekly. The first film always starts at 1PM each day and rotates to different time slots daily---time slots are determined by each individual films run time. We never show the same film twice in a day. With this rigorous rotation it allows for approx 14 different films a month which is 168 films a year.
$8 regular, $6 reverse matinee, and $12 same day double feature.
We will be serving Coca-Cola products, candy, and Rocky Mountain Popcorn. We do not want to deal with the health department, so everything will be prepackaged for now.
It most certainly is, but its also expensive. In the state of Utah we have to pay a deposit plus the annual fees for a license which it all amounts to almost 3,000 dollars. Given our intimate theatre seating, the cost of the license does not match up with projected sales. However, we are have a back door to the Historic Beer Place...and our legal team is doing its research...we shall see...
Reverse matinee applies to our Friday and Saturday night last show. Vault will be assigned to any film that is out of the first run category.
We are located at 158 Historic 25th ST, Ogden, UT 84401. We share a wall with Shin Sei restaurant and are across the street from Ogden Blue.
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Admission to club awesome---otherwise known as The 502! This includes access to the private link of our adventure in building the blu-ray server....hey we are 3, 5, and 7 years old....there's bound to be some antics! Which all our backers will enjoy!Estimated delivery:
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Art House Whore Pass for two!!---this includes: a T-shirt, one private party*, and free films for the year! Additionally, you are showing your dedicated support to the Cinema! This is potentially a $1200-1800 dollar value! (x2!!!)Estimated delivery:
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