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SaveOurCommunityTheaters.org assists crowd-funding for digital conversions

May 1, 2013

By the end 2013, Hollywood film studios will stop distributing movies on 35mm film and convert entirely to digital. This conversion will save billions for studios, which no longer need to deliver cumbersome film, but leaves small-town theaters in the lurch.

"The problem," says SaveOurCommunityTheaters.org spokesperson Scott Wilson, "is that over 3,000 cinemas across the United States are in real danger of closing. They simply don't have the extra $50,000 to $80,000 per theatre needed to make the conversion."

Michael Hurley, owner of the Colonial Theater in Belfast, Maine, estimates that 20% of all theatres in North America could be lost.

In response, SaveOurCommunityTheaters.org is “harnessing our social media Circlefunding technology to make sure community theatres are here to stay,” Wilson says.

SaveOurCommunityTheaters.org offers fundraising project ideas, web assistance and promotional suggestions, and utilizes advanced fundraising technology to assist small-town theaters.


SaveOurCommunityTheaters.org assists crowd-funding for digital conversions

May 1, 2013

By the end 2013, Hollywood film studios will stop distributing movies on 35mm film and convert entirely to digital. This conversion will save billions for studios, which no longer need to deliver cumbersome film, but leaves small-town theaters in the lurch.

"The problem," says SaveOurCommunityTheaters.org spokesperson Scott Wilson, "is that over 3,000 cinemas across the United States are in real danger of closing. They simply don't have the extra $50,000 to $80,000 per theatre needed to make the conversion."

Michael Hurley, owner of the Colonial Theater in Belfast, Maine, estimates that 20% of all theatres in North America could be lost.

In response, SaveOurCommunityTheaters.org is “harnessing our social media Circlefunding technology to make sure community theatres are here to stay,” Wilson says.

SaveOurCommunityTheaters.org offers fundraising project ideas, web assistance and promotional suggestions, and utilizes advanced fundraising technology to assist small-town theaters.

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