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We're upgrading! We need to add digital projection and a new HVAC system—to keep it cool and to bring you the best films around!
We're upgrading! We need to add digital projection and a new HVAC system—to keep it cool and to bring you the best films around!
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      Cyril Blank on October 1, 2013


      i was wondering when was the "sneak peak of our unique rear-projection system."

      : )



    2. Andrea Grefenstette on August 23, 2013

      Hey, just wondering if there was an updated eta for backer items? Thanks!

    3. Chris Dagdigian on August 2, 2013

      Why did you spend $7.45 in postage to send me a totally empty long cardboard box?

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      Ingrid de Beus on July 29, 2013

      Any chance of an update in regards to the timetable for items to be shipped? Thanks! I'm glad you guys are upgrading - the Brattle deserves the best.

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      hmelman on July 13, 2013

      Got my stuff today, thanks :)

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      hmelman on July 12, 2013

      An update would be nice. When can I expect my membership or my other items to be shipped?

    7. Ellen Brodsky on March 25, 2013

      Love that you are distributing your premiums, but my link to your rewards does not work.

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      Jill Erickson on March 3, 2013

      This is such great news! Congratulations! Will you give backers a heads up on when tickets will be available to purchase for Neil & Amanda's movie night?

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      Maggi Smith-Dalton (deleted) on March 1, 2013

      Good for you. My reward was simply helping you out. You're great.

      On Mar 1, 2013, at 10:32 AM, Kickstarter wrote:

      Project Update #7: The eagle has landed!
      For backers only, Posted by Brattle Film Foundation
      Dearest backers,

      At 12am this morning I breathed a huge sigh of relief as our first ever Kickstarter campaign ended successfully. Even though we passed our goal this past Sunday, I was still somehow convinced that a Muppets level disaster would happen – like someone would bump a server at Amazon HQ and our total would be revealed as 149,000 cents instead of dollars.

      BUT, thankfully, this did not happen and now we can wrap up 5 weeks of neurotically checking our Kickstarter page and pitching our cause far and wide on the internet. We did it! YOU did it! Thank you!

      I want to thank each of you individually for pitching in what you could to help this wonderful cinema forge ahead. This place has been a passion of mine since I was a teenager and I can't thank you enough for contributing to the Brattle's continued vitality.

      I also want to give a shout out to two of our biggest cheerleaders, Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman. They were instrumental in pushing this campaign forward and generously offered their time and attention to it without us even having to ask. Of course there are a lot of other people who helped spread the word, from Edgar Wright to Harvard Book Store, and we thank them deeply as well.

      So what's next? Well, we're finalizing bids, meeting with suppliers, and organizing a schedule for the work to be done. The digital projection will probably come first - we hope to have that installed by early May. We plan on having the HVAC system installed sometime in April-June before the summer mugginess descends upon New England. Of course we'll keep you updated about both of these projects as we move forward.

      Since we raised a bit above our goal (and we have some additional funds set aside), it looks like we will have the ability to add surround sound to the Brattle as well. This will probably take some time as we want to make sure we can complete the first two projects before we tackle a third but, if all goes according to plan, we should be getting to that by the summer/fall.

      That's all for now. We'll be in touch shortly to follow up about your perks and rewards as well as give you more updates as they become available. In the meantime, thanks again so much for supporting great movies and the Brattle!

      Best wishes,

      Ned Hinkle, Creative Director

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    10. Christopher Laidlaw on February 25, 2013

      Congrats Brattle! Super excited to see how it rolls. Rock Band brought me here last year and I'm glad you guys got funded!

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      Jennifer Saal on February 25, 2013

      1977 - Fred Astaire double feature the night before my first physics hourly my freshman year. There's no place like the Brattle - glad we made it!

    12. Starlight Theatre and Cafe on February 25, 2013

      Congratulations for crossing the finish line! All of us here at the Starlight Theatre in Nantucket were routing for you!

    13. Sarah Vee on February 25, 2013

      I am really happy to see you crossed the line! Can't wait to see what the name of the new HVAC is... ;-)

    14. Paul Marzagalli on February 25, 2013

      Congrats! I'm very happy for the Brattle Theatre and indie theatre community of the Boston area!

    15. Mary-Ann Greanier on February 24, 2013

      You might want to link to and post about KS on your Facebook page. I'm running a KS campaign right now, and FB has proven to be a great resource.

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      Elizabeth Adams on February 23, 2013

      Just increased my pledge! We are getting so close!

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      Gareth and Sarah McFeely on February 15, 2013

      Yeah for making it halfway!

    18. Brattle Film Foundation Creator on February 14, 2013

      Couple things... First, we're working on a perk that will include tix to the Neil & Amanda screenings. More details soon. Second, we'll be doing a preview of the t-shirt early next week (or tonight if we hit $70k before midnight!).

    19. Jason LeBlanc on February 13, 2013

      Drew, that's so crazy it just might work!

    20. Rowan McVey on February 13, 2013

      It would be great to get a preview of the t-shirt design!

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      Drew on February 13, 2013

      suggestion: sell tickets for those Neil & Amanda showings right now, or make them a reward. If I were able to buy a ticket for something Neil Gaiman picked out, I would without knowing what or when it was. I'll bet a lot of people would, they both have a huge fanbase here

    22. Jason LeBlanc on February 2, 2013

      Yup, what Richard said.

    23. Richard Herold on February 1, 2013

      You guys need to keep the momentum up on this! post updates! make goals! Convince people to tell their friends!

    24. Bernard Farrell on January 26, 2013

      I remember watching Blade Runner for the first time at a showing in the Brattle. A friend introduced me to the movie and the Brattle in the mid 1980s

    25. Ken Gagne
      on January 25, 2013

      I mailed my membership renewal just last week, or else I would've added it to my pledge!

    26. Richard Herold on January 24, 2013

      Normally I would click past this page as the jaded and soulless man that I am but your video made me laugh too many times. You win this time Brattle.

    27. Andrew Louis Marnik on January 24, 2013

      Break a leg! Rototing for you guys!

    28. Sarah Vee on January 24, 2013

      Good luck, guys! Been coming to movies (and the occasional concert) here since 1994, age 17...