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Support the Arts – Help Us Go Digital

Your help is needed for industry mandated digital cinema conversion

For nearly 75 years the Fine Arts Theatre Place in Maynard has been a staple of the regional community, providing residents and families with access to some of the world’s most popular motion pictures. But this year, our small town theatre is faced with an unprecedented challenge – the film industry’s mandated January 1, 2014 conversion from the traditional 35mm film to digital projection. Though this transformation will maintain the theatre’s ability to bring first-run movies, it also requires substantial costs, which is why the Fine Arts Theatre Place has launched the “Support the Arts – Help Us Go Digital” campaign.

This campaign has set a fundraising goal of $200,000, which will cover the cost of new projection equipment, computers and a sound system necessary to support the digital format. The film industry has used 35mm film since it first launched in 1910, but it is now making the transition to digital projection. New movies will cease being released on 35mm film by the end of 2013, meaning that theatres must have the updated equipment to show new films.

Since purchasing the Fine Arts Theatre Place last April, new owners, Steve Trumble and his business partner and Maynard resident Melanie Perry, have breathed new life back into the theatre investing more $500,000 in restoration efforts.

With the budget depleted, the theatre needs the strong support from the community for the new “Help Us Go Digital” campaign. This is an opportunity for residents and community and business leaders to make a direct and sustained investment in this community and to help ensure the future of this local historic gem.

To thank those around the community who are Helping the Fine Arts Go Digital, we have created gift packages. For those who have already supported the Go Digital campaign thank you for your donation and please contact Steve Trumble at fineartstheatreplace@gmail.com to claim your package.

Please see the details here or visit our Web site – www.fineartstheatreplace.com - for more information

Fine Arts Film Philanthropists Premium Levels

$25

     o   Recognition in our Fine Arts Film Philanthropists roster

     o   Access to exclusive Film Philanthropists events

     o   Movie passes for two to a showing of your choice

$50

     o   Recognition in our Fine Arts Film Philanthropists roster

     o   Access to exclusive Film Philanthropists events

     o   Movie passes and popcorn for two to 3 showings of your choice

$100

     o   Recognition in our Fine Arts Film Philanthropists roster

     o   Access to exclusive Film Philanthropists events

     o   “I’m a Fine Arts Film Philanthropist” Pass good for 5 movie showings for two with popcorn and VIP seating

     o   “Film Philanthropists Discount” on private event bookings

     o   Exclusive VIP tour of the Fine Arts Theatre

$250 - Bronze

     o   Recognition in our Fine Arts Film Philanthropists roster as a “Bronze” contributor

     o   Access to exclusive Film Philanthropists events

     o   “I’m a Fine Arts Film Philanthropist” Pass good for 10 movie showings for two with popcorn and VIP seating

     o   “Film Philanthropists Discount” on private event bookings

     o   Exclusive VIP tour of the Fine Arts Theatre

$500 - Silver

     o   Recognition in our Fine Arts Film Philanthropists roster as a “Silver” contributor

     o   “I’m a Fine Arts Film Philanthropist” plaque with your name on a seat in one of the Fine Arts’ three theaters

     o   Special “Trailer Time” on-screen thank-you and recognition before each showing

     o   Access to exclusive Film Philanthropists events

     o   “I’m a Fine Arts Film Philanthropist” Pass good for 20 movie showings for two with popcorn and VIP seating

     o   “Film Philanthropist” on private event bookings

     o   Exclusive VIP tour of the Fine Arts Theatre

$1,000 - Gold

     o   Recognition in our Fine Arts Film Philanthropist roster as a “Gold” contributor

     o   “I’m a Fine Arts Film Philanthropist” plaque with your name on a seat in one of the Fine Arts’ three theaters

     o    Special “Trailer Time” on-screen thank-you and recognition before each showing

     o    Access to exclusive Film Philanthropist events

     o    “I’m a Fine Arts Film Philanthropist” Pass good for a year’s worth of movie showings for two with popcorn and VIP seating

     o   “Film Philanthropist Discount” on private event bookings

     o    Exclusive VIP tour of the Fine Arts Theatre

$5,000 - Platinum

     o   Recognition in our Fine Arts Film Philanthropist roster as a “Platinum” contributor

     o   “I’m a Fine Arts Film Philanthropist” plaque with your name on a seat in one of the Fine Arts’ three theaters

     o    Special “Trailer Time” on-screen thank-you and recognition before each showing

     o    Access to exclusive Film Philanthropist events

     o    “I’m a Fine Arts Film Philanthropist” lifetime movie pass for two with popcorn and VIP seating

     o   “Film Philanthropist Discount” on private event bookings.

     o    Exclusive VIP tour of the Fine Arts Theatre

$10,000 - Fine Arts Film Philanthropist For Life

       o   Recognition on a permanent lobby plaque at the Fine Arts Theatre for “Fine Arts Film Philanthropist For Life” with a love and commitment for the theater

       o   “I’m a Fine Arts Film Philanthropist” plaque with your name on a seat in one of the Fine Arts’ three theaters

       o    Special “Trailer Time” on-screen thank-you and recognition before each showing

       o    Access to exclusive Film Philanthropist events

       o    “I’m a Fine Arts Film Philanthropist” lifetime movie pass for four with popcorn and VIP seating

       o   “Film Philanthropist Discount” on private event bookings

       o    Access to exclusive VIP tours with guests for life

       o   Annual private screening “gala” event for each Lifetime Member and up to 50 guests

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