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35mm film has been used in movie theaters for nearly 100 years. Over the last ten years digital cinema development has advanced by leaps and bounds. But since 2009, when Avatar exploded onto movie screens, film studios in Hollywood have been convinced that digital projection is the future. The future is Now!
Since then, studios have slowly been phasing out 35mm film. Now an ultimatum has been handed down: All theaters must convert or be left behind. Very soon, film will be completely eliminated. About 80% of theaters across the country have already converted. So we must raise $40,000 to get the digital equipment and new movie screen we need to continue playing new movies for the central Oregon coast ... or close our doors.
Digital Cinema Projection is a method whereby the traditional film containing the movie is replaced by an electronic copy contained on a storage device such as a hard drive and server.
More and more movies will be "filmed" and produced completely digital, without the use of film at all. This way you get to see the exact image the director wants you to see. Then to us, the movies come on a hard drive about the size of a paperback book that slides into the digital projector. Because of the size, of the hard drive the manufacturing and shipping of it saves studios a lot of money.
Having a digital projector will mean we will be getting our movies sooner and be opening more “on the break” with the rest of the country.
But mainly: the amazing picture AND audio you will see clear, sharp, bright images with the new digital equipment will be such an improvement you won’t believe your eyes or ears! No more scratchy lines on the film or sections spliced out where the dialog jumps because the theater that had the film before us had sloppy film-handling etiquette.
Due to the beautiful, crystal-clear picture, we will need a new screen to play it on. Hence, the Bijou will be getting a brand-new screen as well, with the money we raise.
These new digital systems are very expensive. Prices vary due to a variety of things like 3-D, the audio system, and your existing system. To ensure we get precisely the right equipment for the Bijou, we have enlisted the services of America's premiere source for movie theater equipment, supplies and service, with whom we have been dealing with for the past 16 years, American Cinema Equipment.
If we exceed our goal of $40,000, we pledge that we will do renovations that the Bijou needs - like painting the auditorium and getting the neon on the marquee fixed!!
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If you have any questions about the rewards don't hesitate to email Betsy at email@example.com.
All of our backers will be named on or website: cinemalovers.com and our facebook page.
Some of the rewards are limited, so pledge early to get what you want!
Most rewards, like movie tickets and concession items, will be given out at the Bijou on punch cards. The rewards with multi Bijou admissions can be used separately. They should be available in mid-December.
Other rewards may take a little longer. Check the details on the descriptions of the rewards that interest you.
The backer T-shirts 100% cotton and are cool with the picture of the rocket with BIJOU TO THE FUTURE on it and above that it says Bijou backer. These will be made by Danny at Station 3 Embroidery. http://station3promotionalgraphics.com/
$5000 & $10,000 seat reservation & ownership; if you pledge one of these, when you want to come to the show you will need to call 30 minutes in advance of the show you are attending so we can reserve your seat.
$100 Glass floats can be shipped outside of Lincoln County. Check out the glass art studio where they are made: http://www.jennifersearsglassart.com/index.html
The $500 8" Movie Star stars are professionally made of stainless steel by a local cinemalover and engraved by Stephanie at www.truecutengraving.com in Newport.
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