Uncle Marky's Desperate...
Hey folks -
Here's the scoop! As you know - my good friend Mark and the adventurous crew of the U.S.S. Cinema Arts are trying to (partially) fund putting new... Read more
CINEMA ARTS THEATRE'S ON KICKSTARTER!
Hey Folks -
I'm back! I've been working on some really cool stuff for you - my silence always means I'm working on something really BIG!!! It starts with Cinema... Read more
2015 CAMPAIGN over - FOLKS 99% HAPPY!!!
With 99% satisfaction in our 2015 campaign - it's time to get ready for more exciting NEW fun stuff in 2016!!! Technically the coupons for the "Save Our Butts!"... Read more
TICKET PRICES GOING UP!!!
We all tried - we got new seats - we "fancied" up the place, but it's still not quite enough! Our rent's going to increase significantly - we... Read more
How is everybody doing?
Hey Folks -
The last of the emails were sent out some time ago! We have been working diligently ever since trying to solve all of the issues where folks... Read more
TRUE "Save Our Butts" STORY #9: My friend Geraldine
Hey folks -
On this beautiful day I wanted to quickly tell you about my Mother - Geraldine. She inspired me to find art (and joy) in all things. She... Read more
There is Light at the end of the Tunnel!!!
Hey Folks -
The epic scope of generating 10,664 (ten thousand six hundred and sixty-four) gift certificates - each with an individualized serial number - then emailing them to the... Read more
Hang on - we're almost there!!!
As I'm sure you've already guessed - the "estimated" delivery of January 2015 - was slightly inaccurate!!! That should have probably read February 2015 - if you haven't... Read more
THE CHECK IS IN THE MAIL!!!
Hey Folks -
Within the next few days to weeks you should each receive a "personal" email with your prizes! We want to thank y'all for your patience during this... Read more
We're Half Way There!
Hey folks -
It's like Santa's factory over here - presents everywhere! The Free Popcorn Refills ID cards and the FREE Movie ID cards will be shipping out at the... Read more
The GOOD News is...
I am so very sorry that it is taking me so long to get all of the prizes out to y'all - my Mother fell ill shortly before... Read more
Dan's Personal Email!
Hey Folks -
Looks like my theatre email has gotten completely discombobulated! I emptied my inbox but I am still getting strange error messages!! Please feel free to email your... Read more
Our Brand New Seats are FULLY OPERATIONAL!!!
We have been working day and night all week to install the new seats! I'm going to try to check my email all day to avoid it filling up again!!... Read more
Miracles take a lot of hard work!!!
Hey Folks -
The seats should be arriving this Monday - 12/15/2014 at eight o'clock in the morning! Anyone who wants to help us unload the truck is welcome to... Read more
PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!
Our new seats should be arriving on December 15th! We hope to have all three auditoriums fully renovated by Christmas!! Please don't mistake our silence for inactivity - we are... Read more
A Long Awaited Update...
First off - please accept my apologies for the extended interruption to services - my personal life has been requiring my undivided attention. We received the funds from the KICKSTARTER... Read more
WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR!!!
Folks - we might be able to get our (brand new) seats as early as Thanksgiving!!! We can't make any promises just yet - as there are a lot of... Read more
ALMOST $132K!!! YOU'RE UNBELIEVABLE!!!
Fellow Kickstartlandians - today is a day we shall remember forever! We're getting brand new seats - and we did it together!! Soon, the new mall will finish forming around... Read more
OVER $127K!!! - STILL 6 HOURS TO GO!!!
Folks - this is totally AWESOME!!! We can't wait to start "re-building" our little Theatre for y'all! Personally - I will forever be in your debt!! I promise (especially for... Read more
OVER $121K - TOMORROW - IS OUR LAST DAY!!!
Yes folks - WE GOOFED! The "Save Our Butts!" Campaign ENDS at MIDNIGHT - this Saturday - that's TOMORROW!!! We're just wondering one thing here at the Theatre - how... Read more
OVER $119K - AND WE STILL HAVE 2 DAYS!!!
Wednesday's "Pledge Club" meeting was awesome! Everyone agreed that we should have a celebration "party" when the pledge drive is over!! So (in lieu of a meeting next Wednesday) we... Read more
OVER $116K - AND WE STILL HAVE 3 DAYS!!!
We hope to see y'all at tonight's "Pledge Club" meeting! Hopefully we can get the projector to play our own "Save Our Butts!" content!!!
(The meeting will be from 6:30... Read more
TO INFINITY - AND BEYOND!!!
We have already raised over $111K!!! This is phenomenal - but keep it coming - there is so much more that we can do!!!
I just found out that an... Read more
OUR "STRETCH GOALS" VIDEO - IS UP!!!
We can't find words to thank y'all enough! This has been such an amazing journey!! We hope you enjoy the new video - "Save Our Butts!" part 2!!!
(I had... Read more
OVER $110K!!! MARK THANKS Y'ALL PERSONALLY!!!
Hey Folks - sorry for the "intermission" - Mark and I have been busy making (by popular demand) a "Thank You"/"Stretch Goals" video! We hope you understand that this one... Read more
OVER $104K!!! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CRAZY!!!
Folks - first we want to thank all of you - our 2158 backers - for all of your love, help, time - and Money! We couldn't have done it without... Read more
WE MADE IT!!! BUT HOW FAR CAN WE GO?
Folks - this is a great day in Kickstartland! We made it!!!
We want to give a special THANK YOU to the "unsung heroes" who put money in the jar... Read more
Can we make it to $100K by midnight tonight???
Folks - today has been truly amazing! The sheer number of pledges has been astounding!! Today's "Pledge Club" meeting was so much fun - thank you all for making it... Read more
$83K in 18 DAYS!!! ($17K TO GO!)
Folks - words cannot express how wonderful we think all of y'all are! We're going to host a very special "Pledge Club" meeting this Wednesday!! Mark and I are going... Read more
What does it mean to be a "Champion" to us?
What is a "Champion" you say? This is the title we give our worker bees (employees) - they are our "Champions" - in many more ways than one! Besides the... Read more
$79.5K in 17 DAYS!!! ($20.5 TO GO!)
We can see the finish line on the Horizon! Just a little further folks - we can do it!!!
TRUE "Save Our Butts" STORY #8: My friend Martha
My friend Martha sent us the most wonderful little letter along with her donation! Not a public comment, not an email, a text, or even a "tweet" - just a... Read more
$75K in 16 DAYS!!! ($25K TO GO!)
Folks - y'all are THE BEST!!! We are blown away by all your support!! Mark and I can't wait to thank you (in person) at the meeting this Wednesday!
For... Read more
$73.5K - in 15 DAYS!!! ($26.5K TO GO!)
Kickstartlandians rule!!! We're almost 75% of the way there - and we still have fourteen days to go!! We have some very special stuff planned for next week's "Pledge Club"... Read more
ALMOST $71K - CAN WE MAKE IT TO $75K THIS WEEKEND???
Folks - this is FANTASTIC! Your support is so inspiring - we feel like doing an "Ellen" dance!!!
ALMOST $70K - in 14 DAYS!!! ($30K TO GO!)
My fellow Kickstartlandians - today has been a great day! We have had a huge surge in pledges - please keep it up!!!
(There's something happening here...)
TRUE "Save Our Butts" STORY #7: Me
My name is Daniel Collings. I was conceived in Moscow, Russia! Shortly thereafter - my Mother gave birth to me in Helsinki, Finland - in a midwifery!!! I was there for... Read more
CAN WE MAKE $67K BY MIDNIGHT?
We are getting closer every hour! Can we pass the TWO THIRDS mark by Midnight tonight???
TRUE "Save Our Butts" STORY #6: My friend J.
Months of planning - weeks of writing - days of preparing - then came the "great night" that we were going to stay up all night - shooting our Kickstarter... Read more
$64.5K - in TWELVE DAYS!!! (35.5K TO GO...)
Tonight's meeting of the "Pledge Club" was simply amazing! We were hoping (maybe) some of the dozen folks from the first meeting might show up again - we were really... Read more
$63K in JUST ELEVEN DAYS!!! 37K TO GO...
Tonight we are hosting a very special meeting of "The Pledge Club" - our weekly backer's party! If you've backed us - with even a dollar of your own money... Read more
TRUE "Save Our Butts" STORY #5: My friend Mark
As many of you know - my friend Mark - is the owner of this fine establishment! He is big, and strong, and he can be kind of scary when he... Read more
OVER $60K in JUST TEN DAYS!!! ONLY 40 TO GO...
My fellow Americans - this is a great day in Kickstartland - we were just on the front page of KICKSTARTER!!! Not only were we on the front page -... Read more
TRUE "Save Our Butts" STORY #4: My friend Will
Remember my friend I told you about - Will? I have to tell you how we met! He'd been a regular since discovering us in 2008! One day in 2013... Read more
TRUE "Save Our Butts" STORY #3: My friend Leslie
There is a lovely young lady who's been coming to our Theatre regularly for a very long time! Her name is Leslie and she used to work here - many... Read more
TRUE "Save Our Butts" STORY #2: My friend Johnny
There is a young man who works at our Theatre named Johnny. He is a very nice young man; polite, kind, and possessing a great sense of humor! Even though... Read more
$57.5K in 9 DAYS - ONLY $42.5K TO GO IN 20!!!
Together - we can really do this! We can "Save Our Butts" from sitting in beat up seats and get ourselves (state-of-the art) brand new chairs!!! When folks who've never... Read more
TRUE "Save Our Butts" STORY #1: My friend Will
Friday night - a very important night for movie theatres - we had a catastrophe in the restroom...
A gigantic pair of designer sunglasses had gotten flushed down one of... Read more
OVER $55,000.00 in EIGHT DAYS!!!
The people have spoken! Now regular folks don't have much money - yet they've pledged a whole bunch of their hard earned cash for this project - now is the... Read more
$47K TO GO - LET'S GO!!!
We still have $47,000 to go - but now we have One Thousand Two Hundred Four "Pledge Club" Members! Don't forget - If we can reach our goal early we... Read more
OVER $52,000.00 in ONE WEEK!!!
This is truly phenomenal folks! Excitement is really starting to build here at University Mall Theatres!!!
(How close can we get by next Wednesday's "Pledge Club" meeting?)
My (17 year old) daughter just texted me that she is proud of me - I'm beside myself with joy! Thank you all so much!!!
HEY GUYS - PLEASE STOP!!!
...or I'm going to be too "weepy" to speak at next week's "Pledge Club" meeting too!!!
The "Pledge Club" - UPDATE #1
Yesterday's gathering was awesome! Meeting you guys face to face really made this real for us - it's been pretty surreal so far!! Dan managed not to tear up in... Read more
ALMOST HALFWAY THERE!!!
We have the very best backers in the whole wide world! There are no words that can express how grateful we are to each and every one of you!!!
Folks - $41,000.00 just past 120 hour mark - YOU'RE UNBELIEVABLE!!!
This is truly UNBELIEVABLE - we love you all so much! We've always tried to make our Theatre the best that it can be, and now - thanks to you... Read more
WE'RE ALMOST HALF-WAY THERE!!!
We can't thank you folks enough for all the effort you've been putting into this fundraiser! Please stop by our Theatre any time and give us the chance to shake... Read more
Over $33,000.00 in 96 hours!!!
This calls for a celebration! The first official meeting of the "Pledge Club" will be this Wednesday from six-thirty to seven at University Mall Theatres!!!
(All of our backers are... Read more
Third of a Miracle Approaches!
We're almost a third of the way there - time for something SPECIAL!!! We've had so many wonderful responses and incredible suggestions...
(To be revealed at $33,333!)
Almost $27,000.00 in 72 hours!!!
Folks - this is AMAZING!!! Keep on spreading the word - we can do it!!!
We are in love!
We love you guys! Less than five hundred people have pledged over $20,000.00!!! Somebody call the PRESS! Let's make an international incident out of something fun!!!
Over $17,000.00 in 48 hours!!!
This is incredible folks! We never imagined we'd receive this much support so quickly!!!
(The new first rule of Pledge Club is: "Let's talk about Pledge Club!!!")
You guys are the best!!!
It is just after noon and we are racing forward - keep up the good work - there's still a long way to go!
$7,880.00 in 24 hours!!!
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
(It looks like some of you have been breaking the first rule of Pledge Club!)
The 24 hour mark approaches!
What will our number be at the crucial 24 hour mark?
P.S. It's at 3:44pm!
We can do this!
We made it to $2,296.00 by midnight! I'm starting to think that we might really be able to do this!!!
OPERATION: "Save Our Butts!" is up and running on KICKSTARTER!!!
It is 3:44 pm on Friday, August 1st, 2014 and our KICKSTARTER fundraiser has officially started!