The Kuhn Cinema is in danger. Starting this summer, movie companies will begin to phase out the use of 35mm film. The Kuhn has been showing movies using a 35mm projector since it was built in 1936. If the theater is unable to install a digital projector, the owners will be forced to shut the doors and a community will lose its access to the art & entertainment of cinema.
The Kuhn has changed ownership a few times since it was built. In 2006, a local family saw the lack of options for entertainment in their community and decided to take on the project of restoring and reopening the Kuhn's doors. The classic cinema still had its old charm, but needed a fresh coat of paint and lots of other essentials: 300 new seats were installed, a new concession stand and popcorn machine was built, every wall was painted, a new screen and digital surround sound were purchased and installed.
Now open for six years, operating 7 days a week with multiple showings each Saturday and Sunday, the Kuhn has built relationships with many community members and hopes to continue doing so. Affordability has been important to the new owners because they want to make cinema more accessible to everyone. In order to continue doing so, they need outside help to keep the Kuhn alive.
By pledging an amount on the right side of the page, you help ensure the future of the Kuhn Cinema and also receive a fun reward for doing so. Remember that Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign. If we raise $35,000 before the time limit is up, then the Kuhn will purchase and install a digital projector. If the project is just $1 short, the Kuhn will not receive any of the funding and will not be able to purchase the digital projector to stay in business.
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If this Kickstarter is successfully funded, the Kuhn Cinema should be able to install the digital projector late May - early June which is just in time for the summer season.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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