Funded! This project was successfully funded on February 28, 2013.

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      Creator Cyril Blank on October 1, 2013

      Hi,

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

      : )

      Thanks,

      -Cyril

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      Creator Andrea Grefenstette on August 23, 2013

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

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      Creator 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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      Creator 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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      Creator hmelman on July 13, 2013

      Got my stuff today, thanks :)

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      Creator hmelman on July 12, 2013

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

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      Creator 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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      Creator 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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      Creator 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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      Creator 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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      Creator 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!

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      Creator 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!

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      Creator 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... ;-)

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      Creator Paul Marzagalli on February 25, 2013

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

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      Creator 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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      Creator Elizabeth Adams on February 23, 2013

      Just increased my pledge! We are getting so close!

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      Creator Gareth and Sarah McFeely on February 15, 2013

      Yeah for making it halfway!

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      Creator Brattle Film Foundation 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!).

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      Creator Jason LeBlanc on February 13, 2013

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

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      Creator Rowan McVey on February 13, 2013

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

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      Creator 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

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      Creator Jason LeBlanc on February 2, 2013

      Yup, what Richard said.

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      Creator 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!

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      Creator 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

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      Creator Ken Gagne on January 25, 2013

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

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      Creator 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.

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      Creator Andrew Louis Marnik on January 24, 2013

      Break a leg! Rototing for you guys!

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      Creator Sarah Vee on January 24, 2013

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

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    AN AUDIENCE WITH AMANDA PALMER AND NEIL GAIMAN: We're thrilled that the "patron saint of Twitter," Amanda Palmer and her lovely husband – and acclaimed best-selling author – Neil Gaiman, have offered to spend time with some lucky supporters of the Brattle. On May 18 & 19, Amanda and Neil will be doing a special program at the Brattle where they screen some of their favorite films. As a new perk for our Kickstarter campaign, you can be Neil and Amanda's Special Guest for one of these evenings. You'll get VIP seats during the screening and, before the films, they will take you to one of their favorite local haunts, talk about your favorite films and theirs, and probably scribble all over your CDs and books. Have a wonderful time with these two wonderful and talented individuals, and then enjoy VIP seating beside them at two films, one selected by Neil for Amanda, one selected by Amanda for Neil. There is a limit of 4 for this offer, 2 per day.

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    PROGRAMMER-FOR-A-DAY: You pick the film, subject to availability, and we’ll share your taste with the People’s Republic of Cambridge with one screening at the Brattle Theatre.

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    HOW ABOUT THEM APPPLES: Meet Matt Damon and John Lithgow! The 2013 Harvard Arts Medal ceremony will honor Matt Damon. Receive two tickets for prime reserved seating and a backstage meet-and-greet with Damon and Lithgow. Recognizing Matt Damon's significant artistic and philanthropic achievements, the event includes a conversation with Damon moderated by John Lithgow. Ceremony takes place Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 P.M. at Sander's Theater, Cambridge, MA.

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