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736 backers pledged $40,251 to help bring this project to life.

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    Our sincerest gratitude! Every $5 counts towards making Spectacle better than ever. We've spent the past 5 years collecting $5 for our movie tickets. Your support helps us keep our ticket price exactly where it is. See you at the movies!

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    A digital download double-feature from our EPHEMERA series: the complete SAFETY FIRST! program, featuring patronizing, frightening and ludicrous safety films spanning the decades, as well as EPHEMERALL, a feature-length edit of bizarre, funny and ridiculous highlights from two years of ephemeral screenings in the series.

    The SAFETY FIRST! edition of EPHEMERA, Spectacle's running series of cinematic odds-and-ends, features retro-morality plays aimed at You, The Everyman. These films want the best for you, and whether by gentle caution or gory reenactment, they WILL get their message across. You'll get over an hour of well-intended threats, frights, falls and severed limbs!

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    A digital download of our EPHEMERA: SAFETY FIRST program and A BURNING S ENAMELED PIN. Check. It. Out. (at left).

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    Receive 5 admissions to Spectacle, a $25 value! You will receive 5 free passes in the mail. These are extremely rare and something to behold. It's been years since we printed these and only a handful of our volunteers have managed to keep one or two crumpled free passes hidden deep within their wallets. Now we're dusting off the file and sending it back to the printer!

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    A digital download of our EPHEMERA: SAFETY FIRST program and a DVD compilation of our amazing ORIGINAL TRAILERS, which have been exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design, MoMA and MoMA Warsaw!

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    A digital download of our EPHEMERA: SAFETY FIRST program AND A RAD SPECTACLE TOTE BAG!

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    A digital download of our EPHEMERA double feature and A SPECIAL VHS EDITION OF OUR REMIX TO COGNITION SERIES!

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    12 admissions to Spectacle, a $60 value! Math is complicated for us too, but this is a steal! We'll send you 12 free passes in the mail with a personalized, hand-written thank you note written on the back of a Spectacle sticker!

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    When we asked our friends at PFFR (creators of "Wonder Showzen", "Xavier: Renegade Angel" and "The Heart, She Holler") to design a limited edition t-shirt just for Spectacle, we knew they would peer deep into the theater's soul and reveal its true essence. Wow. They really nailed this one.

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    FIVE SPECTACLE POSTERS OF YOUR CHOICE! Spectacle's talented volunteer artists have produced hundreds of incredible, unique posters for our programming. With this reward, browse our collection of posters from our Etsy store and 5 gorgeous 11" x 17" high quality color laser posters will be yours.

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    A digital download of our EPHEMERA: SAFETY FIRST program, AND A YEAR-LONG MEMBERSHIP TO FANDOR AND 3 FREE PASSES TO SPECTACLE! Sometimes you just don't want to put on clothes or leave your house to see a movie. This reward is perfect for those of you who live thousands and thousands of miles away from Spectacle Theater or in Manhattan. Help Spectacle and then enjoy Fandor's amazing programmatic offerings! Fun fact: Fandor has no more than 5 subsections in their "Cult" catalogue and we don't even know what two of them mean.

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    MYSTERY POSTER by Dash Shaw -  Class up your walls with a cinema-themed poster to be designed by Dash Shaw and printed by letterpress geniuses WaspPoster and Print. Dash is the creator of award-winning books Bottomless Belly Button and Doctors, among many other projects - and know it’s going to feel like Christmas Day when the design is revealed.

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    A digital download of our EPHEMERA: SAFETY FIRST program, A RAD SPECTACLE TOTE BAG, a DVD compilation of our amazing ORIGINAL TRAILERS *AND* a BURNING S ENAMEL PIN!

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    An invitation to our PRIVATE SOFT RE-OPENING PARTY. Be the first to enjoy the newly renovated theater and party with us! There will be PIE and other "refreshments". We will be wearing nice clothes and you could too (unless you don't want to, that's cool too).

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    Not only do you get the limited-edition PFFR-DESIGNED T-SHIRT (see above if you dare), but also a digital download of our EPHEMERA double feature, a DVD compilation of our amazing ORIGINAL TRAILERS *AND* a BURNING S ENAMEL PIN!

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    ONE YEAR PASS! Get free admission to all movies at Spectacle for one full year.

    This pass is only available on Kickstarter! In fact, we can almost guarantee you that we will never offer this ever again for THE DURATION OF HUMANITY/TIMELESS GORGE OF CHANGES.

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    A CUSTOM SKETCH CARD PORTRAIT BY NICK GAZIN! Artist, illustrator and Vice New York Art Editor Nick Gazin will draw a custom sketch of two lucky people!

    Check him out at http://nickgazin.tumblr.com.

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    Know a Blade Runner fan in your life? One of these paintings of Rick Deckard must belong to them!

    In 2013, we premiered the full length version of Anders Ramsell’s stunningly beautiful BLADE RUNNER AQUARELLE EDITION in which Ramsell created 12,597 aquarelle paintings. Each painting is approximately 1.5 x 3cm in size and together they form a 35 minute long paraphrase on the motion picture Blade Runner (1982) by Ridley Scott (itself, of course, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick).

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    A ONE YEAR PASS TO SPECTACLE AND A MEMBERSHIP TO ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES! TOGETHER! Anthology Film Archives would be Spectacle's best friend forever if movie theaters could have best friends. So we feel compelled to offer this unique opportunity to get a Kickstarter-exclusive Spectacle ONE-YEAR PASS and a MEMBERSHIP to Anthology Film Archives together in one awesome reward. Walk from one to the other in only 43 minutes and make 2016 the best year of your life!

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    ONE YEAR PASS! You AND the person of your choosing get free admission to all movies at Spectacle for one full year.

    This pass is only available on Kickstarter! We can flat out guarantee you that we will never offer this ever again for THE DURATION OF HUMANITY/TIMELESS GORGE OF CHANGES.

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    You know that wicked mixtape you've got in your back pocket.. it's SHOWTIME! You are cordially invited to spin your own playlist with WFMU and discuss your favorite soundtracks as a guest on the show!

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    This is it - the BUNDLE you've been waiting for.

    We are going to fill that RAD SPECTACLE TOTE BAG full of prizes.

    First, we'll pack in our sincerest gratitude to get some nice soft padding along the edges.

    We'll place in our DVD compilation of our amazing ORIGINAL TRAILERS, which have been exhibited at the Museum of Art and Design, MoMA and MoMA Warsaw!

    Then we'll set A SPECIAL VHS EDITION OF OUR REMIX TO COGNITION SERIES right next to the DVD compilation.

    And just because we want to increase our chances of meeting you, we'll send you a ONE YEAR PASS for 2016! You'll get free admission to all movies at Spectacle for one full year!

    We're almost done, but we've got one final touch to make this a full package deal, we'll stick A BURNING S ENAMELED PIN onto the RAD SPECTACLE TOTE BAG right before we send it off to you.

    And just because we don't want you to feel like you missed out on anything, that EPHEMERA download we mentioned before, it's yours!

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    Spend an evening (7pm-12am) in splendor as you marvel at the space you helped renovate! Laugh/cry/scream with your friends while you enjoy a PRIVATE RENTAL.

    (You can't charge admission. Exact date to be confirmed between Spectacle and the awardee.)

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    Name a chair! EMBLAZON one of Spectacle's hallowed seats with your name or other message (pending approval) on a bronze (we can't afford gold) plaque. Your love of offbeat cinema will live on forever and ever and ever, until Spectacle recedes into the windy halls of time.

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    PRIVATE 16MM FILMMAKING WORKSHOP with PREMIERE AT SPECTACLE THEATER! Mono No Aware Founder/Director Steve Cossman will work with you one on one in a very special two-part 16mm filmmaking workshop. Learn to shoot on color negative film and the necessary darkroom techniques that will allow you to cross-process the film to achieve a reversal image! Turn that negative into a positive, project-able print!

    Workshop includes 8 hours of instruction using the beloved Bolex Rex5 with POE zoom lens (17-108mm), 200 feet of Vision 3 color negative 16mm film, 4 hours of hand-processing instruction with developing tank and chemistry, and access to flat-bed editing equipment to finish with a projection ready print.

    Then, your completed short film will premiere at Spectacle alongside other fantastic 16mm works by noted filmmakers, some in attendance, in a public screening followed by a reception!

    Scheduling to be determined by awardee and Steve Cossman. Class will be held at the MONO NO AWARE home/office in downtown Brooklyn, NY.

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    Invite your friends to a PRIVATE PARTY at Spectacle, where we will curate amazing shorts and a feature around a theme of your choice (or just show films of your choosing) AND COOK FOOD FOR YOU! As in, we will actually cook an elaborate feast for you and then feed it to you and your guests. We can cook, we swear.

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    You know how above we said you could have your name or other message (pending approval) on a chair until Spectacle recedes into the windy halls of time? Well, what if you could name an even more special and rare chair at Spectacle? Namely, our toilet. Well, you can!

    You will also receive a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP and your name will be listed as a SUPPORTER ON OUR WEBSITE.

    That's not all. You'll christen the new toilet in our new bathroom by bashing it with a bottle of champagne while we film the proceedings. Then we'll make it into a very special trailer and play it before every screening in the theater for a month. And it will live on in infamy on our vimeo trailer page forever.

    Name our toilet! Or quote your own wisdom on our toilet! Actually not on it probably, but like above it on the wall. On a bronze plaque!

    Your love of offbeat cinema will live on forever and ever and ever even more than those chair namers BECAUSE LIMIT 1.

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    For your generous support of Spectacle, you will receive a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP which means free admission forever, and YOUR PORTRAIT WILL BE PAINTED by one of our talented artists and hung in Spectacle's newly renovated theater, and you'll be invited to THROW A PRIVATE BIRTHDAY MOVIE NIGHT, and your name will be listed as a SUPPORTER ON OUR WEBSITE.

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    For your generous support of Spectacle, you will receive a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP which means free admission forever, and YOUR PORTRAIT WILL BE PAINTED by one of our talented artists and hung in Spectacle's newly renovated theater, and you'll be invited to THROW A PRIVATE BIRTHDAY MOVIE NIGHT at Spectacle for the next FIVE YEARS, and your name will be listed as a MAJOR DONOR ON OUR WEBSITE.

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