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Help save a classic 85 year old Chicago movie palace from closing by contributing to fund for a digital projector so it can stay open!
Help save a classic 85 year old Chicago movie palace from closing by contributing to fund for a digital projector so it can stay open!
804 backers pledged $54,079 to help bring this project to life.

Patio Theater Film Club

One of the many benefits of having a digital projection system

PATIO THEATER FILM CLUB

With the acquisition of a digital projection system, the Patio Theater is open to a large variety of alternative content. One such special event is the ability to show a huge library of films that are available through Blu-Ray discs, which could then be fed through the digital system and seen on the big screen in its native high quality visuals. 

Enter the Patio Theater Film Club, where every week or other week, on a Friday or Saturday night, us film fans watch great movies in amazing quality on the big screen in a vintage movie palace. Want to see 2001: Space Odyssey? What about Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Batman, Chinatown, Raging Bull. How about classic movies from foreign directors like Kurosawa, Fellini, Bergman and Cuaron? The list can be endless! We will even ask you, the fans, which movie you want to watch that month! After the movie concludes, we'll have a live discussion on stage about the film and encourage the audience to join in. 

We want to create the perfect film club for all film enthusiasts, and what better place to host such events than the Patio Theater?

But keep in mind, to have access to such a huge library of films we would need to project them through a digital projector.

So let's start a great Chicago film community! It can only be done with the help you, the fans of the Patio Theater! Please help and pledge today, and tell your friends, family and neighborhood to support the theater in this necessary digital upgrade!

Thank you,

Demetri Kouvalis

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      Karl on July 22, 2012

      Good idea. If you put together a publicly editable Google spreadsheet of the 'Friends of the Patio Theater' 'inter-home-theatre blu-ray loan library' I imagine it would be massive.

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      Linda E. Sanchez on June 22, 2012

      We're more than half way there.....come on! come on!!!!