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This project was successfully funded on May 3, 2014.

Our theater must 'go digital' ASAP. Help fund the digital projection system needed to keep Plimoth Cinema alive and thriving!

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Indie Film lovers – the future of Plimoth Cinema is calling!

Plimoth Cinema, located at Plimoth Plantation, is the region's go-to source for independent film. While the Museum brings the 17th century to life, the Cinema brings the latest independent and foreign films to the region, every day.

All over the country, small movie theaters like Plimoth Cinema face the challenge and expense of converting to digital projection systems mandated by major film studios. Already, most current films can be shown only with digital systems. We are under great pressure to convert to this technology - now. The new system will allow us to show the most current independent films for years to come, giving even the ‘small voices’ in film a space to be heard. We need your help today!

Check out these great stickers we've made for our supporters - this could be yours!

Help us go digital!

We are urgently calling on film-lovers near and far to help us reach our goal of $25,000 to purchase the digital projection system. Plimoth Cinema is committed to keeping independent film alive and accessible to the largest audience possible. The future of independent cinema is calling – please help Plimoth Cinema answer the call quickly and boldly!

Our history

Plimoth Cinema at Plimoth Plantation was founded in 2007 by local volunteers including Ed and Charlotte Russell, who recognized the large community craving smart, sometimes quirky, often irreverent, always thought-provoking independent films. With no art house theaters nearby, Ed and Charlotte pursued their vision passionately, ultimately re-purposing the Museum's visitor orientation theater into a nightly mecca for independent film. Thanks to their tireless efforts and the Museum's investment, Plimoth Cinema has been in operation for six years, and currently offers two screenings nightly, seven days per week, twelve months per year.

 We have some really unique incentives for our backers - like this 17th century style cap! (Caps will be personally knitted for you by the Plimoth Knitters Club).

Risks and challenges

With a total cost of $48,000 for the new projection system, raising this $25,000 is essential to moving forward with implementation of the project. Our challenge is to raise the funds as quickly as possible so that our patrons won't miss out on any more the latest digital films.

If funding is secured, we will be able to proceed with the installation of the digital system (we have professionals lined up ready to assist with the purchase and conversion).

Our Cinema patrons are loyal and attendance grows each year. However we cannot risk losing this loyalty and growing patron base, so we must provide the best digital viewing experience and film selection. That can only be done if we have a digital projector.

A committed core of Cinema volunteers and staff are ready to step in and help however needed to ensure the continued successful operation of this well-loved and much needed cultural resource for the South Shore community.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    21 backers

    Show your support for Plimoth Cinema! You’ll receive a bumper sticker/decal that proudly proclaims: I Helped Save Plimoth Cinema!

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    Pledge $25 or more

    36 backers

    The 'Save Plimoth Cinema' sticker plus a voucher for 2 free popcorns & sodas for your next Plimoth Cinema visit! We’ll even throw in all the butter you want to top off that popcorn!

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    60 backers

    All of the above plus 2 free passes to Plimoth Cinema. You'll get the complete Plimoth Cinema experience, on us!

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    47 backers

    For the ultimate Plimoth Cinema supporter: 2 passes to Plimoth Cinema, 2 popcorn & soda vouchers, your name “in lights” on our movie screen all year long (thanking you!) and an autographed photo of Plimoth Cinema Manager Ben Emery. He’s not famous – just handsome.

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    9 backers Limited (3 left of 12)

    Looking to impress someone special? This level provides all of the above plus 2 passes to Plimoth Plantation so you can spend a full day together exploring the 17th Century and days past before enjoying a very current movie. Can't make it to Plimoth Plantation? We'll send you a box of our delicious hand-made fudge to share instead!

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    6 backers All gone!

    You've seen plenty of movies about the Pilgrims' journey on the Mayflower. Now get a close-up view of what the trip was REALLY like with a guided tour of Mayflower II for 4 adventurous souls. You’ll also receive a cozy 17th-century style cap (a style worn by sailors!) personally knitted for you by Cinema Founder Charlotte Russell and members of the Plimoth Knitters Club.

    Live too far away to visit? We'll send you a copy of Nathaniel Philbrick's book, Mayflower - put on your cap, read and re-live the journey!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    7 backers Limited (5 left of 12)

    Have we mentioned that our new digital projection system is necessary not only to operate the Cinema, but also allows us to show our Museum’s orientation film? This level really helps make it happen - give at this amount and we send you 6 Cinema passes PLUS 2 passes for Plimoth Plantation. Keep them all or give as a gift!
    Can't get to Plimoth Plantation? We'll send you a gift pack of our specially designed note cards and handcrafted fudge instead.

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    5 backers Limited (1 left of 6)

    Love your seat at the Cinema? If you like it, then go ahead and put your name on it! We have lots of great seats at Plimoth Cinema that you can claim for a full year, with your own special nameplate. We’ll even throw in 10 Plimoth Cinema passes with popcorn for all so you can show off your new personalized seat to friends!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $1,000 or more

    3 backers Limited (1 left of 4)

    Free admission to Plimoth Cinema for 2 people for a year, plus high visibility! Do you own a business or just want your own on-screen slide? We'd like to thank investors at this level with your very own personalized on-screen slide at Plimoth Cinema for a year, as well as inclusion in our weekly Cinema e-news. Best of all, you can see as many films as you'd like, free, for a whole year!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $2,500 or more

    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    This level gets you 25 passes to Plimoth Cinema with popcorn, plus 4 coveted tickets to our sell-out Thanksgiving Day themed dining experience. Enjoy a delicious meal with some very special visitors from 1620. Perfect for you or as a gift!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Have a birthday or special event to celebrate? The investor at this level will receive a private screening party at Plimoth Cinema for you and up to 200 guests. Choose from a selection of great films, and free buttery popcorn for all! We’ll also design a custom on-screen slide for your event. Looking for more perks? Go to the next level!

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    Pledge $10,000

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Be the very FIRST to experience the new digital projection system with a private screening party! Plimoth Cinema accommodates up to 220 people, and we’ll be sure to create a night you’ll remember. Select from a list of available films, along with full complimentary access to our concession menu for the event. You’ll also have the opportunity to name the new projection system. We’re so grateful to the donor at this level that we’ll even take out an ad in our local paper to thank you for helping us go digital!

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Funding period

- (30 days)