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SouledOut CinemaBy SouledOut Cinema
First created
SouledOut CinemaBy SouledOut Cinema
First created
$1,305
pledged of $75,000 goal
18
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 17 2016 1:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

It's time to bring Black movies back to the big screen! At SouledOut Cinema, you'll enjoy classic Black films from the 80s, 90s and 00s at a movie theater in a city near you. 

Get ready for movies like Boomerang, Waiting to Exhale, Coming to America, Soul Food, Bebe's Kids, The Players Club and Friday. The movies that will make you "ease on down" and ask "what's love got to do with it?" The actual film titles for each screening will be announced when tickets go on sale. Come cheer, laugh or cry along with your fellow moviegoers. Quote your favorite films and share the experience on social media while you watch. 

Popcorn and soda are cool but SouledOut Cinema is taking it to the next level. We're working with local caterers to bring you real food like jerk wings, mac and cheese, pound cake, brisket, tostones, gumbo and more. The good stuff. 

With your help, SouledOut Cinema will make its way to Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, NYC, Oakland, Philly and more. 

SouledOut Cinema will be an experience you won't find anywhere else. 

The biggest expenditures required to launch a successful SouledOut Cinema event are securing a venue and obtaining the license to screen films. We are partnering with movie theaters and auditoriums across the country to provide a comfortable space to watch the films you love. Theater rentals cost several thousands of dollars a day to rent. Your donation will allow us to cover these costs, expand the size of theaters and add more cities to the roster. 

In addition, movie studios require a license to show copyrighted films in a public space. The great news is you'll be able to help us decide which movies to show. We'll have polls before every screening to determine what you want to see most. Other costs for running an SOC event include providing concessions, venue insurance and hiring staff. 

By donating, you can have your name shown in the credits before each movie screening, get access to pre-sale tickets or a lifetime pass to any SOC showing or even a trip to Los Angeles for a VIP movie studio tour. Tickets will be available exclusively through Kickstarter until the show dates are announced. 

Also, be sure to check out the swag! Share your love for your favorite movie with apparel you won't find anywhere else. You'll get a discount over the online store with your contribution. 

For more updates, subscribe to the SouledOut Cinema newsletter and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. And of course, you can find more information at souledoutcinema.com. Let's make movie magic!

Risks and challenges

The challenges of executing SouledOut Cinema will be the large number of venues in which events will be held. Because SOC will be a multi-city tour there will be a significant effort required to launch in all 12 cities.

We will face this challenge by growing our staff exponentially from the start of the first set of screenings. The funding for future SOC events will be allocated from the revenue of previous screenings. This will aid in making sure the rollout of SouledOut Cinema is a continuous process.

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    Red Carpet Fan

    We appreciate your support for SouledOut Cinema!

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    Movie Watcher

    You're on your way to a SouledOut cinema event!

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    • One ticket to a SouledOut Cinema screening near you
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    Supporting Role

    You and a friend are on your way to a SouledOut Cinema screening!

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    Cast Member

    You're headed to a SouledOut Cinema event and you're doing it in style.

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    • Two tickets to a SouledOut Cinema screening near you
    • One T-shirt from the SouledOut cinema online store
    • A thank you note from the SOC founders
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    Talent Scout

    You and a friend are headed to a SouledOut Cinema event in style. Squad goals.

    Includes:
    • Two tickets to a SouledOut Cinema screening near you
    • Two T-shirts from the SouledOut Cinema online store
    • One custom poster print of the SOC film of your choice
    • A thank you note from the SOC founders
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    Film Crew

    Get the crew together because you're headed to the movies. You'll get the VIP treatment and a movie to watch at home.

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    • Five tickets to a SouledOut cinema screening near you
    • Two T-shirts from the SouledOut Cinema online store
    • One custom poster print of the SOC film of your choice
    • One reserved seat at all SOC events
    • A thank you note from the SOC founders
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    Movie Star

    All eyes on you and the squad as you walk into SouledOut Cinema with VIP status! Also you get a load of swag to take home with you.

    Includes:
    • Three lifetime passes to any SouledOut Cinema screening
    • Two T-shirts from the SouledOut Cinema online store
    • Two custom poster prints of the SOC films of your choice
    • VIP pre-sale online ticket ordering
    • Three reserved seats at all SOC events
    • A thank you note from the SOC founders
    • Your name included in the thank you credits before each movie
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    Director

    You're calling the shots! Let the world know how much you love the movies with this big timer's package. Thanks for being a part of SOC!

    Includes:
    • Five lifetime passes to any SouledOut Cinema screening
    • Five T-shirts from the SouledOut cinema online store
    • Five reserved seats at all SOC events
    • Special concessions for you and your guests
    • VIP pre-sale online ticket ordering
    • Two custom poster prints of the SOC films of your choice
    • A thank you note from the SOC founders
    • Your name and/or logo featured on the SOC website & event signage
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    Associate Producer

    Skip the cineplex and have your own SOC event! We'll throw you a private screening for you and up to 20 friends of a SouledOut Cinema movie, including specialty concessions (must be 21 or older; select from one of the cities where SOC screenings are held)

    Includes:
    • Private screening for you and up to 20 friends of an SOC film
    • Five lifetime passes to any SouledOut Cinema screening
    • Five T-shirts from the SouledOut cinema online store
    • Five reserved seats at all SOC events
    • VIP pre-sale online ticket ordering
    • A thank you note from the SOC founders
    • Your name and/or logo featured on the SOC website & event signage
    • Your name included in the thank you credits before each movie
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    Executive Producer

    You're on your way to Hollywood! Includes a trip to Los Angeles, including airfare and flight. You'll also go behind the scenes and see how movies are made!

    Includes:
    • 3 day/2 night trip to Los Angeles, including airfare and flight
    • VIP tour of Hollywood movie studios
    • A private dining experience with the SOC founders
    • Ten lifetime passes to any SouledOut Cinema screening
    • Five T-shirts from the SouledOut cinema online store
    • Five reserved seats at all SOC events
    • Two custom poster prints of the SOC films of your choice
    • VIP pre-sale online ticket ordering
    • A thank you note from the SOC founders
    • Introduction and/or acknowledgement before SOC screenings
    • Your name and/or logo featured on the SOC website & event signage
    • Your name included in the thank you credits before each movie
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Funding period

- (30 days)