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Help keep a small town theater open & affordable for all! Why travel 30 miles to pay $10/person to see a movie we show for $4/person?!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Some 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)!

With 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 down!

We don't want to shut down!!

The cost of the digital conversion can range from $60,000-$75,000 per screen!

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.

Current Projector - Dated From The Mid 1950's
Current Projector - Dated From The Mid 1950's

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.

We know that the economy is very tight for everyone right now - but we are asking all of our community & the world for help!!

We 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.

The Milaca Theatre has been a staple in this community for over 60 years and we would like to keep it that way!

In the coming months we will be accepting any funds you can donate to keep our local theater open!

We 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!

Our Little Movie Theater!
Our Little Movie Theater!

If we all work together, we know that the theater can remain a huge part of the Milaca area!

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Please mail private donations to:

SAVE MILACA THEATRE!

P.O. Box 162

Milaca, MN 56353

or

Donate online (via paypal) by clicking the following link - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UJUL4MK73DV3Q

**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.

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THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

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FOR MORE DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.MILACATHEATRE.NET

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