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Casablanca on Sunday Night! Free for Backers!

Posted by Paul Van Ness (Creator)
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Hi Backers:

Thanks again for your awesome support in converting CinemaSalem to digital projection. Our next "free-to-Backers" event is this Sunday, November 10 at 8:30 pm, when we present a rare big-screen showing of Casablanca. The Hollywood Reporter concluded a survey of film history with this sentiment: "Across seven decades, the Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman starrer has emerged as Americans' default favorite movie."

Bring your keycard for free admission for you and either one friend, or your immediate family. Non-Backers can attend, paying our regular, reasonable admission price.

While we're on that subject, I've received many messages from Backers asking if it's possible for friends and neighbors to still become CinemaSalem Backers. Technically, it's not possible, but we do have a new program that allows people to support CinemaSalem and enjoy access to these free Backer specials. It's called "Friend of CinemaSalem", a yearly subscription that helps us improve the movie theater while providing individuals with access to all the ongoing Backer perks. You can find out more by stopping in at the box office. Already, several Backers have purchases "Friend of CinemaSalem" subscriptions as gifts for friends.

Thanks again for your support, and keep your eyes open for our free December screening of a film which is in everyone's Top Three Holiday Movies of All Time, The Nightmare Before Christmas. We'll send you the date and time shortly.

Thanks again.

Paul V

PS: If you like ballet, you might want to attend tomorrow night's 7 pm presentation of the St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater's amazing production of Swan Lake 3D. While this is not a free event for Backers, it is a great example of the sort of scintillating alternative programming that your support of digital projection and sound has made possible. 

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      Daniel Tucker on

      What do I do if I've lost my key tag?