of you have heard about the film companies talking of converting all of their
films to a digital format - this IS happening, and it is happening very very
soon (Labor Day 2012)!
today's technology, it is far more cost effective for film companies to produce
digital copies as opposed to 35mm Films - unfortunately that change-over causes
many theaters nationwide to make a decision, convert to digital OR shut
don't want to shut down!!
cost of the digital conversion can range from $60,000-$75,000 per
The Milaca Theatre does not have a digital projector, nor do we have digital surround sound - therefore the total cost for the conversion for us will be around $70,000.
We have set our kickstarter.com goal at just $25,000 because we have vowed (as business owners) that if we raise at least half ($35,000) of what is needed by the date of the conversion that we will finance the remaining needed and continue to fundraise - then if we are not able to raise it all within a couple months, only then, will we raise our prices.
As of 7/27/12 our community has donated $18,700.
know that the economy is very tight for everyone right now - but we are asking
all of our community & the world for help!!
pride ourselves in keeping our prices very low ($4/person For Regular Shows & $3/Person For Matinee Shows) and we would like to keep it that
way AND remain open through this digital conversion - borrowing funding to
upgrade our system will not allow our prices to stay as they are, so we are
looking to the any supporters for donations.
Milaca Theatre has been a staple in this community for over 60 years and we
would like to keep it that way!
the coming months we will be accepting any funds you can donate to keep our
local theater open!
want to make sure you understand that we are not looking to make this upgrade to
make a profit - in fact, if we are able to raise the funds (instead of borrow
them from the bank) to upgrade our system then NONE of our prices
(admissions/concessions) will change!
If we pass our fundraising goal, we will put the funds towards the following projects...
-Remodeling/Redesigning the Restrooms to make them HANDICAP accessible/friendly.
-Update the heating system to provide more regulated comfort for our patrons (& maybe even add a/c to the theater area).
-Updating the seating!
If we all work together,
we know that the theater can remain a huge part of the Milaca
**Private donations by mail or paypal DO NOT qualify for the "rewards" listed here on Kickstarter (only those listed on our website), but the funds will be returned if we do not reach our $35,000 goal.
Milaca Theatre T-Shirt + Milaca Theatre Tote Bag + Milaca Theatre Pen & Keychain + 4 Movie Passes + 1 Jumbo Popcorn + 2 Beverages + Name on painted donor mural within the theater + Your Name/Location on the donor page of our website.
2 Milaca Theatre T-Shirts + Milaca Theatre Tote Bag + Milaca Theatre Pen & Keychain + 8 Movie Passes + 2 Jumbo Popcorns + 4 Beverages + Name on painted donor mural within the theater + Your name in our newspaper "Thank You" ad upon completion of digital upgrade + Your Name/Location on the donor page of our website.