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If you help put in new seats you'll...SAVE OUR BUTTS!!!

Fairfax, VA Theater
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MARK O'MEARA - and his whole family - THANK YOU!!!

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THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU - THANK YOU!!!

WE LOVE YOU!  We hit our goal - thanks to all of You!!  We're not DONE yet though - we still have - ONE WEEK TO GO!!!

All proceeds count AND we have many more things we can DO!  Because y'all asked for it - we're announcing our special - STRETCH GOALS!!!

Due to Mall renovations we have to "Build Out" some new spaces - floors, walls - THREE new bathrooms!!  Also new Outdoor Signage (Marquis over our FRONT DOOR - so you can find us!!!)

New Wheelchair Lift ($20K for this alone!)  New Indoor Signage - New Box Office Sign - New Showtime Sign - Oh...and we need your prayers for our HVAC units to keep running (a couple of them are 47 years old!) - when they get moved around by all the construction on the roof...

Please help us spread the word ONE LAST TIME!!!  LET'S BLOW THE TOP OFF THIS GOAL!!!

Thanks for - "SAVING OUR BUTTS!

NOW - LET'S SAVE A FEW MORE PARTS!!!

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If you help put in new seats you'll...SAVE OUR BUTTS!!!

Hi, my name is Daniel Collings and I am the proud manager of University Mall Theatres - home of "The Best Popcorn in the Known Universe!"  I need your help putting new seats in my wonderful little theatre. First, let me tell you how it all began…

About 23 years ago, my boss Mark was driving past this abandoned movie theatre, and he said to his wife:

“We should turn this place into a theatre folks can afford to take their kids to!" 

“You’re crazy!” she says to him.

So he calls everybody he knows, and he says:

“Hey, wanna take a gamble on a crazy guy’s dream?”

And they all said: “Yes!”

For twenty-three years now, this theatre’s been serving our community with first rate movies at unbelievably low prices.  Due to the economics of operating a second run theatre, we have never had the money to buy new seats.  As a result, the ones we’re sitting in are falling apart - poking us in the butt while we watch the movies. So, please…

“Save our butts!”

Now, new movie theatre seats are not cheap.  They cost about two hundred bucks apiece - and we need five hundred of ’um - that’s a hundred thousand dollars! I know that’s a lot a dough, and we wouldn’t ask - if we didn’t have to!  Ordinarily - we’d borrow the money from the bank… but just last year we had to buy new projectors.  We borrowed as much money as the bank would lend us and bought brand new digital projectors - all without raising our incredibly low prices!!!

Then - just when we were signing the papers for the loan - our entire mall started changing!  The owners had decided that they wanted to rebuild the shopping center.  Things started popping up to the left of our theatre - and things started popping up to the right of our theatre!  For an whole year the construction guys have been working like crazy to make this happen.  The only problem is, with all of this construction, our theatre’s become a little hard to find!

For over two decades we’ve been serving our community.  And now we need y’all’s help!  We don’t want anyone to put themselves out for this.  But, hey, if you’ve got a million bucks - go ahead and grab the top prize.  Hit that hammer so hard - you ring the bell on the top!  If you don’t have a whole lot a money - but ya love us, an ya want to let us know - then send us a dollar!  Because everybody who gives, no matter how much, gets their name up on the big screen before every movie for an entire year! 

We have been proud to serve you for the last twenty-three years. We’d love to make the next twenty-three even better!!!  But…we need your help! So, please check out the wonderful prizes on the side of your screen and pick the one that’s just right for you!  And God bless America!!!

Risks and challenges

The floor beneath the seats has taken quite a beating over the years. We are going to have to repair it before putting in such wonderful seats. Although this will cause each of our auditoriums to close for a day - it is absolutely necessary for the perfect transformation. If by any miracle we raise more than a hundred grand we will turn this place into a palace for y'all.

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    MOVIE PATRON: If you chip in a dollar we'll send you a personal thank you email, AND we'll put your name on the screen before every movie for a year!

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    MOVIE ACTOR: If you chip in five dollars we'll send you a personal thank you email, put your name on the screen, AND we'll give you a FREE movie pass ($4 Value) to come try our brand new seats for yourself!

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    MOVIE DIRECTOR: If you chip in ten dollars we'll send you a personal thank you email, put your name on the screen, AND we'll give you Three FREE movie passes ($12 Value) to try our brand new seats for yourselves!

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    MOVIE PRODUCER: If you chip in twenty dollars we will send you a personal thank you email, put your name on the screen, give you Three FREE movie passes ($12 Value), AND we'll send you a FREE Combo ($16 Value) so you can enjoy drinks, "The Best Popcorn in the Known Universe" and a movie in our brand new seats!

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    MOVIE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: If you chip in fifty dollars we will send you a personal thank you email, put your name on the screen, give you Three FREE movie passes ($12 Value), AND we'll send you Three FREE Combos ($48 Value) so that you can enjoy drinks, "The Best Popcorn in the Known Universe" and movies in our brand new seats!

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    MOVIE STAR: If you chip in a hundred dollars we will send you a personal thank you email, put your name on the screen, give you Three FREE movie passes ($12 Value), send you Three FREE Combos ($48 Value), AND we'll give you a card good for FREE refills of "The Best Popcorn in the Known Universe!" for all of 2015!

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    MOVIE MOGUL: If you chip in two hundred and fifty dollars we will send you a personal thank you email, put your name on the screen, give you Three FREE movie passes, send you Three FREE Combos, FREE popcorn refills in 2015, AND - since you will effectively be paying for one of the seats themselves - we're going to place a custom engraved plate with your name on the seat that you paid for! We will also be giving every person who pays for a seat a photo ID card allowing them to come and watch movies for FREE for all of 2015!!!

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    HOLLYWOOD AGENT: If you chip in five hundred dollars we will send you a personal thank you email, put your name on the screen, give you Three FREE movie passes, send you Three FREE Combos, FREE popcorn refills in 2015, FREE Movie ID for 2015, AND we'll create a special five second long film clip thanking you (or your business) which we will play before every single movie ($750 Value) for a whole month!

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    HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER: If you chip in a thousand dollars we will send you a personal thank you email, put your name on the screen, give you Three FREE movie passes, send you Three FREE Combos, FREE popcorn refills in 2015, FREE Movie ID for 2015, AND we'll custom make a special five second long film clip thanking you (or your business) which we will play before every single movie ($1,500 Value) for two whole months!

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    HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: If you chip in five thousand dollars we will send you a personal thank you email, put your name on the screen, give you Three FREE movie passes, send you Three FREE Combos, FREE popcorn refills in 2015, FREE Movie ID for 2015, AND we'll custom make a special ten second long film clip thanking you (or your business) which we will play before every single movie ($7,500 Value) for five whole months!

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    HOLLYWOOD BIG SHOT: If you chip in ten thousand dollars we will send you a personal thank you email, put your name on the screen, give you Three FREE movie passes, send you Three FREE Combos, FREE popcorn refills in 2015, FREE Movie ID for 2015, AND we'll custom make a special ten second long film clip thanking you (or your business) for your help which we will play before every single movie ($18,000 Value) for an entire year!

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