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Hollywood is forcing theaters to upgrade to digital projectors at great expense as the era of 35mm film comes to an end.
Hollywood is forcing theaters to upgrade to digital projectors at great expense as the era of 35mm film comes to an end.
848 backers pledged $84,736 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Shawn Jones on November 20, 2012

      glad they raised the money. I hope they can also update the sound system too.

    2. Wes Grogan on October 17, 2012

      I was thrilled to be one of the backers, and I'm overjoyed that you not only met your goal but exceeded it! Looking forward to the end of the kickstarter and the beginning of the upgrades! Congrats to everyone, either backers or those associated directly with the Crescent Theater!

    3. Vecha on October 14, 2012

      Dang....was hoping to see it shoot even higher!

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      Thomas Wehlan on October 1, 2012

      Greetings from Germany!

    5. Clayton Wilson on September 29, 2012

      Congrats! It looks like the Rocky Horror Picture Show is staying in Mobile.

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      Judy Robb on September 29, 2012

      Thrilled! Let's keep it going...don't stop now! Think of what this funding can do for you, me, Max and Mobile!

    7. William C Brett Jr. on September 29, 2012

      So happy this has happened! Maybe keep it going? If people keep giving money, you could overhaul the entire theater!

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      William W Ziebach (deleted) on September 28, 2012

      This result shows that people love the Crescent Theater because it means so much to Mobile. It also shows how much Max Morey means to Mobile. Both the theater and the man are treasures. Congratulations.

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      Rachel Ankersen on September 28, 2012

      Yay Max!!! i'm so happy you made it to your goal. :) Can't wait to visit you guys at the theater.

    10. Jim Larrison on September 28, 2012

      Congrats Max! When you give love, you get abundance!!! <3

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      Janet Nodar on September 28, 2012

      We love the Crescent, and I'm so proud of our hometown and of the generous souls all over the world who have done their bit to keep the theater going. This is fantastic.

    12. Stephanie & Jamey Ward on September 28, 2012

      Good luck!! I love the Crescent. There is no way I'd let you close!!! <3

    13. Nick Terry on September 28, 2012

      2k more to go. I'll be visiting there tonight for the local film scramble. Congrats Max. Now save me a VIP chair lol.

    14. Craig Stokes on September 28, 2012

      I live in Mobile and love films but I've never been to the Crescent. I've always wanted to go but just never got around to it. I am happy to back this project and figure it will give me the kick in pants to actually go check the place out. :-)

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      Will H. on September 26, 2012

      Fantastic project - all the best to the Crescent and Mobile. Local / small theaters are a treat for communities and need to be preserved. Keep up the good work!

    16. Butch & Connie Baggett on September 26, 2012

      Max Morey, you are a true friend to the City of Mobile and all of the people in the community. The Crescent Theater is a treasure. Stay with us!

    17. Darryl Holland on September 24, 2012

      Proud to donate to your cause...and taking great inspiration from your my family and I are taking on our own massive, historic theater restoration project in Plainview, Texas....bringing back a 1929 movie palace that my grandfather was a partner in for several years. It featured an atmospheric ceiling (twinkling stars/clouds) and an unique, Spanish courtyard feel throughout. We purchased it a month ago and have been working on the ground floor of details, financing, etc., when we found out about Kickstarter. We are launching our project this week (just waiting on the Amazon set-up to kick in) and wanted to support your cause thanks to the inspiration it has provided us. We have a Facebook page set up for Granada Theater Plainview and would encourage anyone interested to visit. We endeavor to bring our theater all the way back and be able to inspire others as well! So pleased to participate as a GLOBAL FRIEND.....I know you will reach your goal....and hope to visit you sometime in the future. - Darryl Holland, Owner, Granada Theater, Plainview, Texas

    18. steph on September 24, 2012

      I have no idea where this theatre is, but I want to live there! Sounds like a fantastic fun place for a cinephile like me to hang out :)
      All the very best and hope you reach your target- I'd love to come and visit one day, but am very very happy knowing that two people who definitely need an escape that cinema offers, will use my tickets instead. What a great reward to have available- thank you!
      Hope to see you in a dark and comfortable cinema sometime soon
      Sydney, Australia
      p.s. I really hope you can keep the 35mm machines to wheel out on special screening events too! :)

    19. J. Russell Culler on September 22, 2012

      The Crescent has been a welcome bastion of culture for us where we can see films, in Mobile, like Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life" with its lush cinematography on a large screen. It's just not the same on Netflix. I must say I will mourn the loss of the quality of projected film when the Crescent goes digital much as I did when LPs became CDs. So Max, hang on to that film projector if you can. True cinephiles may bring a resurgence in film the way audiophiles have with LPs.

      I noticed that over 3000 people like this page on Facebook. If they all kicked in a month's equivalent of Netflix or rental DVDs, we would reach the goal in no time.

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      Cindy Brewer on September 21, 2012

      I am so proud to see such support for the Crescent! It makes me proud to be a Mobilian. :)

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      Brandon Boykin on September 21, 2012

      $55,000 already?! Amazing! But now is not the time to lose momentum! If you can't contribute, please spread the word to those who possibly can.

    22. Wiley Farrar, Jr on September 21, 2012

      I donated for my support to the Crescent Theater without even worrying about the rewards I would get with the donation. For the past four or so odd years, I have been a patron at this fine establishment and have seen a countless number of films (sometimes multiple times) and special events. Each time I felt that my patronage was truly appreciated. Mobile, and every city for that matter, needs a Crescent Theater for people to truly understand what the lack of one would feel like. The years of great times, memories, and the benefit of some of the finest film viewing have merited a donation from me. Whereas many other theaters, especially chain theaters, feel like empty, hollow, and detached enterprises; the Crescent feels like a communal gathering for an extended family of film lovers to communally experience the magic of film together. It's not uncommon to hear people, even strangers, discussing the films afterwards or before. I challenge anyone to find the same level of enthusiasm, support and warmth in another establishment. For the above reasons and countless unnamed, I pledge my support to the Crescent Theater and wish it a long, prosperous future.

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      Jeff Robison on September 21, 2012

      Found this while browsing Kickstarter - instant pledge. Good Luck!

    24. Andrew Carver on September 20, 2012

      Really proud of Mobile and the local area. Way to support a GREAT business in downtown Mobile! Let's keep it going and don't be shy. Spread the word on Facebook and email!

    25. Margaret Brown on September 20, 2012

      this is so great to see the theatre gettin so much love. I keep logging on to this to see the support continue to crawl up!

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      Michelle Minor on September 20, 2012

      Already halfway there!!!

    27. Mandy Snay on September 19, 2012

      WHOA! already 32k and 58 days to go? Mobile, you rock!

    28. Future-Proof Web Design on September 19, 2012

      Future-Proof Web Design has got the Crescent's back. Be sure and get the word out to all your social media networks.

    29. Herndon Inge on September 19, 2012

      We MUST tell our friends to support this very important arts resource, for OUR downtown

    30. Vecha on September 18, 2012


      Already near 10K...let's see it get to 75.6K!