About this project
Indie Film lovers – the future of Plimoth Cinema is calling!
Plimoth Cinema, located at Plimoth Plantation, is the region's go-to source for independent film. While the Museum brings the 17th century to life, the Cinema brings the latest independent and foreign films to the region, every day.
All over the country, small movie theaters like Plimoth Cinema face the challenge and expense of converting to digital projection systems mandated by major film studios. Already, most current films can be shown only with digital systems. We are under great pressure to convert to this technology - now. The new system will allow us to show the most current independent films for years to come, giving even the ‘small voices’ in film a space to be heard. We need your help today!
Check out these great stickers we've made for our supporters - this could be yours!
Help us go digital!
We are urgently calling on film-lovers near and far to help us reach our goal of $25,000 to purchase the digital projection system. Plimoth Cinema is committed to keeping independent film alive and accessible to the largest audience possible. The future of independent cinema is calling – please help Plimoth Cinema answer the call quickly and boldly!
Plimoth Cinema at Plimoth Plantation was founded in 2007 by local volunteers including Ed and Charlotte Russell, who recognized the large community craving smart, sometimes quirky, often irreverent, always thought-provoking independent films. With no art house theaters nearby, Ed and Charlotte pursued their vision passionately, ultimately re-purposing the Museum's visitor orientation theater into a nightly mecca for independent film. Thanks to their tireless efforts and the Museum's investment, Plimoth Cinema has been in operation for six years, and currently offers two screenings nightly, seven days per week, twelve months per year.
We have some really unique incentives for our backers - like this 17th century style cap! (Caps will be personally knitted for you by the Plimoth Knitters Club).
Risks and challenges
With a total cost of $48,000 for the new projection system, raising this $25,000 is essential to moving forward with implementation of the project. Our challenge is to raise the funds as quickly as possible so that our patrons won't miss out on any more the latest digital films.
If funding is secured, we will be able to proceed with the installation of the digital system (we have professionals lined up ready to assist with the purchase and conversion).
Our Cinema patrons are loyal and attendance grows each year. However we cannot risk losing this loyalty and growing patron base, so we must provide the best digital viewing experience and film selection. That can only be done if we have a digital projector.
A committed core of Cinema volunteers and staff are ready to step in and help however needed to ensure the continued successful operation of this well-loved and much needed cultural resource for the South Shore community.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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