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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 20 2019 2:17 PM UTC +00:00.

$6,202
pledged of $3,850pledged of $3,850 goal
49
backers
33days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 20 2019 2:17 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The Historic Howell Theater, a 90 year old Howell Michigan landmark and Significant Historic Building was reopened five years ago. We have again become the destination in Livingston County for Independent film, live entertainment, private events, school trips and fundraisers. But it has not been easy. We had to clean six inches of mud and sludge out of the basement, waterproof the basement and side walls, repair the gutters and roof, renovate the interior, paint, install new carpet and flooring, reconfigure the concession area, fix the mechanical systems and install new screens, digital projectors and surround sound. We have done this all on our own. Now our marquee is in need of some serious help; it is almost dark (as you can see in the above photo) and in need of a major overhaul including new transformers, repair of the neon and new energy efficient LED lighting. This is a significant project and we are hoping to get some financial help to defray the costs to restore the Historic Howell Theater marquee to its former glory and light up downtown Howell. Since we have surpassed our preliminary goal to partially fund the marquee we have established a stretch goal of $7,150 to complete the marquee as well as the repair and rewiring of our six outdoor poster display cases, four of which are currently dark (also seen in the photo).   

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    A Galaxy Far Far Away Marathon on Saturday October 5, 2019. Enjoy bottomless popcorn, fountain drinks, a candy buffet and pizza. Arrival 11:30am. 12:00pm Episode Four, 2:15pm Episode Five, 4:30pm Episode Six

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    Marquee Shout Out - the Historic Howell Theater will advertise your personal, business or organization message for one week on our marquee. Message can be up to 28 characters on one row on the front of the marquee. Can be used anytime until September 2020.

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    Behind The Scenes Of The Historic Howell Theater: Includes a tour of the theater and projection booth an hour before seeing a movie, an opportunity to serve popcorn, free movie admission after your experience with a large popcorn and fountain drink for you and up to four guests.

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    'On Screen Ad' - your camera ready still or video ad will run for one month before every public movie showing on both screens at the Historic Howell Theater.

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    A Whole Venue Private Event - exclusive use of both theaters and the upper and lower lobbies for up to 375 people including time for set up, your party, the movies of your choice, free popcorn for your guests and your name on the marquee for up to a four hour event. Can be used for a personal / family birthday party or anniversary celebration or a business meeting or holiday party. You can also donate this pledge to a not for profit to use for a fundraiser.

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    Movie Sponsorship - sponsor five movies in the next 12 months. This package includes your name on the marquee, marketing table, recognition in our newsletter, website, social media and 45 tickets to pass out for EACH movie.

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    Receive a permanent plaque in the lobby recognizing your transformational gesture as well as recognition on the marquee for a week. In addition, you and a guest will receive free movies, popcorn and drinks for a year.

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