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The Pine Theater is a story of small-town survival in the face of tribulation.

The National Association of Theatre Owners estimates 20 percent of the nation's cinemas, about 10,000 screens, will go dark. Simply put, association President John Fithian, says, movie theaters must "convert or die." 

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2012/08/26/Theaters-going-digital-or-die/UPI-63261346024140/

We need your help to make sure Prineville's Pine Theater isn't another casualty of the digital transition. Technology is great and we believe digital project can provide a fantastic viewing experience. It's just technology is VERY expensive; and while movie studios are happy to assist the large chains (who bring in billions for Hollywood), they have left small, independent theaters helpless.

This isn't the first time The Pine has been forced to fight for its life. Since opening in 1938, it has faced shutdowns, neglect and disrepair. We purchased the Pine in 2005 and threw our lives into renovating and running it. We completely gutted and rebuilt the lobby, revamped the marquee and building façade. Two years later, we reopened for the first time since 1980. Since then, The Pine has added a second screen and become an integral and loved part of the community. We believe that small towns like Prineville *need* its theater to provide a safe, fun place to gather and experience film. 

Now, we face our next obstacle. But we believe that, with your help, The Pine will overcome the odds (again!) and continue to bring this great theater to the entire Crook County community. 

Find more information and our virtual Walk of Fame at www.savethepine.com

You can help Save The Pine.

http://www.indiewire.com/article/were-about-to-lose-1-000-small-theaters-that-cant-convert-to-digital-does-it-matter 

http://m.bendsource.com/bend/movie-night-without-a-loan-application-prinevilles-pine-theater-makes-movie-going-fun-again/Content?oid=2141618

Back when people drove their boats to the theater.
Back when people drove their boats to the theater.

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NOTE: For all projects requiring detailed information (such as email address, tshirt size, or name to go on the horseshoes), Kickstarter will only allow us to collect that personal information once the project has closed. If our project is successful make sure to watch your inbox for a survey. Thanks!

Animated GIF: We’ll email you a animated GIF thank you. Share it on Facebook! Brag to your friends! Tweet it to your favorite actor! Make sure to include your email so we know where to send it to. 

Custom Animated GIF: This is high art folks. A unique, personalized animated GIF emailed just to you. May involve snoring cats, mustache grooming, dancing chipmunks, surfing grandmas, or just about anything else. But we can’t make these all day - limited to 50 people. You will receive a survey after the project has closed to provide us your email address.

T-shirts: These are custom tshirts with the “Save The Pine” logo from www.savethepine.com. Get yours and make sure everyone knows you helped Save The Pine! You will receive a survey after the project has closed to provide us your size.

Film Strips: This is a small, frameable piece of film from a real hollywood movie. With disappearing these could one day be collectibles! 

Posters: Real marquee posters. We only have 400 of these so don’t delay. Sorry it’s random draw only, no picking your favorite film. Besides, just think of the ironic value of proudly displaying your Gigli poster in your entertainment room! 

Horseshoe movie ticket: its just like a regular movie ticket but includes that warm and fuzzy feeling of having helped to save the Pine! 

Golden Horseshoe Movie Pass: AMAZING deal for you film fanatics out there, unlimited movies at the Pine for a year! Makes a great gift! Its non-transferable so make sure to specify the recipient at checkout. 

Prineville Walk of Fame: Make Prineville history. Your name (or business name) will be engraved in a custom horseshoe and permanently cemented beneath the theater Marquee for everyone to see. There is limited space so hurry! Check out the virtual walk of fame at www.savethepine.com You will receive a survey after the project has closed to provide us with the name you want engraved.

Theater Rental: Birthday parties, staff parties, you name it - private theater rentals make for a great, fun experience for large groups. Or heck, splurge and rent the whole theater just for you and that special someone. Now THAT’S a date night! 

Film Screening: Hey you, yeah, filmmaker kid, mister “next Spielberg”, wanna see your movie on a real big screen? Here’s your chance. Includes use of theater equipment and rental of the theater for 170 people. 

 Golden Horseshoe: Get a custom gold-anodized horseshoe permanently cemented in the pavement beneath the marquee. You will receive a survey after the project has closed to provide us with the name you want engraved.

Our old film projector
Our old film projector
Solid wood beams discovered during renovation covered in the 1960's
Solid wood beams discovered during renovation covered in the 1960's

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If we reach our goal we will get our equipment. But you can help us do better! If we surpass the goal we can make added improvements to the theater (that will need to happen soon anyway) like upgraded seating, upgraded lobby and concession area, and maybe even a 3D projector.

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