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Help Ciné with its EVOLUTION to the NEW cinema and PRESERVE classic 35mm film presentation.
Help Ciné with its EVOLUTION to the NEW cinema and PRESERVE classic 35mm film presentation.
605 backers pledged $64,290 to help bring this project to life.

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ARThouse. FILMhouse. TALKhouse. OURhouse.

Ciné is the ONLY fully INDEPENDENT, mission-driven, non-profit movie theater and forum for local arts in the region. Since 2007, the Ciné Art House Movie Theater has continuously served the Athens community in its restored, historic venue. In addition to screening the best in independent, educational and foreign film, Ciné is home to leading edge art and community-building events.

Sincerely, Celluloid

Ciné intends to remain one of the FEW venues where moviegoers can watch CLASSIC films, on ORIGINAL 35mm film print stock, by maintaining its 35mm projectors.


Digitizing the Lightwave

The combination of the film industry’s move to High Definition Film Presentation and the evolution of Digital Distribution are forcing an industry-wide SWITCH from age-old 35mm projectors to the New Digital Format projectors. An overwhelming majority of new films released NOW are available to moviegoers ONLY via Digital Distribution.

(AJ Reynolds/Staff) OnlineAthens/Athens Banner-Herald
(AJ Reynolds/Staff) OnlineAthens/Athens Banner-Herald


(Project : Projector) x2 

With your contributions, Ciné can meet the necessary goal of $160K for two new digital projectors AND continue to provide you with the latest in independent, foreign and festival films—now available only in the DIGITAL format. After the successful upgrade to Digital, Ciné will continue to screen FILM with its current 35mm projectors. But Ciné needs your help for a seamless evolution to the new industry-wide distribution and presentation methods.


CINÉ: Join our Digital Evolution

Ciné must urgently UPGRADE to Digital Projectors NOW in order to keep up with the new wave of art house, indie, foreign and festival films, now ONLY available via DIGITAL distribution. Help Ciné with its EVOLUTION to the NEW cinema and preserve classic 35mm film at the same time.

This $60,000 Kickstarter goal is part of a larger campaign to raise $160,000 to underwrite our evolution.  If you work for a company that participates in corporate matching, if your company participates in community giving, or if you'd like to discuss making a private tax-deductible donation to Ciné, contact our Executive Director directly at director@athenscine.com

Donate here! More information about Ciné at www.AthensCine.com/support

Risks and challenges

The mission of Ciné is to enrich the quality of life in Athens GA by presenting film and arts that inspire, educate and build community. Without the digital upgrade, this becomes nearly impossible to fulfill.

Once we cross the digital divide, Ciné will continue to face certain challenges. As a 501(c)3 mission-driven art house cinema, we are especially vulnerable to the whims of larger commercial forces of this industry.

This technical evolution is a tool that will allow us to keep doing what we've done so well these last six years. We thank you for your support, and look forward to working together to preserve the magical collective film-going experience.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    * A frame of 35mm film.
    * "I joined the Ciné Evolution" bumper sticker
    * A twitter shout-out.
    * A thank-you card.

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    * One second of 35mm film (24 frames).
    * "I joined the Ciné Evolution" bumper sticker.
    * A Twitter, Facebook, and shout-out.
    * A hand-written thank-you note.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    * One second of 35mm film (24 frames).
    * A hand-written thank-you card
    * A birthday card
    * "I joined the Ciné Evolution" bumper sticker
    * Invitation for 2 to the “Ciné Digital Premiere” event (once new equipment is installed)
    * One poster from Ciné collection (subject to availability—condition “as is”)

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    * One second of 35mm film (24 frames).
    * A hand-written thank-you card
    * A birthday card
    * "I joined the Ciné Evolution" bumper sticker
    * Invitation for 2 to “Ciné Digital Premiere” event (once new equipment is installed)
    * One poster from Ciné collection—including limited-edition custom poster for Ciné specials like “Songs @ Cine,” “Raiders” and others.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    * One second of 35mm film (24 frames).
    * A hand-written thank-you card
    * A birthday card
    * "I joined the Ciné Evolution" bumper sticker
    * Invitation for 2 to “Ciné Digital Premiere” event (once new equipment is installed)
    * One poster from Ciné collection—including limited-edition custom poster for Ciné specials like “Songs @ Cine,” “Raiders” and others.
    * "Behind-the-scenes" theatre tour

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    * One second of 35mm film (24 frames).
    * A hand-written thank-you card
    * A birthday card
    * "I joined the Ciné Evolution" bumper sticker
    * Invitation for 4 to “Ciné Digital Premiere” event (once new equipment is installed)
    * Personal "thank you" at "Ciné Digital Premiere" event.
    * One poster from Ciné collection—custom framed--including limited-edition custom poster for Ciné specials like “Songs @ Cine,” “Raiders” and others.
    * "Behind-the-scenes" theatre tour
    * 35mm projection lesson

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    * One second of 35mm film (24 frames).
    * A hand-written thank-you card
    * Birthday card
    * "Birthday Party" 3-Hour Weeknight Ciné Lab Rental
    * "I joined the Ciné Evolution" bumper sticker
    * Invitation for 4 to “Ciné Digital Premiere” event (once new equipment is installed)
    * Personal "thank you" at "Ciné Digital Premiere" event.
    * One poster from Ciné collection—custom framed--including limited-edition custom poster for Ciné specials like “Songs @ Cine,” “Raiders” and others.
    * "Behind-the-scenes" theatre tour
    * 35mm projection lesson

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    * One second of 35mm film (24 frames).
    * A hand-written thank-you card.
    * Birthday card + phone call.
    * "Birthday Party" 3-Hour Weeknight Ciné Lab Rental.
    * Select the "playlist" music for the lobby on night of Ciné Lab Rental.
    * Birthday mentioned on Ciné marquee + eBlast.
    * "I joined the Ciné Evolution" bumper sticker.
    * 3 rows of seats saved for you and your guests at a “Ciné Digital Premiere” screening (once new equipment is installed).
    * Personal "thank you" at "Ciné Digital Premiere" event..
    * One poster from Ciné collection—custom framed--including limited-edition custom poster for Ciné specials like “Songs @ Cine, (SIGNED)” “Raiders” and others.
    * Cusomized "Behind-the-scenes" theatre tour with Digital demonstration.
    * 35mm projection lesson + invitation to do a change-over during live screening .

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    * One second of 35mm film (24 frames).
    * A hand-written thank-you card.
    * Birthday card + phone call.
    * "Birthday Party" 3-Hour Weeknight Ciné Lab Rental.
    * Select the "playlist" music for the lobby on night of Ciné Lab Rental.
    * Birthday mentioned on Ciné marquee + eBlast.
    * "I joined the Ciné Evolution" bumper sticker.
    * Private screening at a “Ciné Digital Premiere” event for you and your guests (once new equipment is installed).
    * Personal "thank you" at "Ciné Digital Premiere" event.
    * One poster from Ciné collection—custom framed--including limited-edition custom poster for Ciné specials like “Songs @ Cine, (SIGNED)” “Raiders” and others.
    * Customized "Behind-the-scenes" theatre tour with Digital demonstration.
    * 35mm projection lesson + invitation to do a change-over during live screening.

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