Digital Cinema Projector Fund

$1,370 of $12k goal

Raised by 18 people in 6 months
Patricia Patterson King
for Hancock County Auditorium Associates
 ELLSWORTH, ME
The Grand Theater, a non-profit performing arts center located in downtown Ellsworth at the crossroads of Hancock County, is seeking funds to complete its Digital Cinema Projector Campaign. As of January 18, we have raised $153,000 of the $165,000 total necessary for this project. We only have $12,000 left to go.

If you would like to see newly-released films closer to their national release date, if you are a regular attendee of the Metropolitan Operas, or National Theater Live, if you love the adrenaline-producing, adventure films of the Banff Film Festival and couldn’t imagine a winter without it, if you enjoy documentaries, French films and classics and festivals like the Manhattan Short, this projector would serve YOU!

We have a need.

The Grand’s projector is being held together with proverbial duct tape. The speakers are inadequate for use during films. Film-goers are hearing a muddled version of what the film producer intended. The current 1938 glass bead screen is ripped and doesn’t have the picture brightness available through current screen technology. When we show a newly released film, it’s often eight weeks or more after the national release date. Many people head to Bangor in the meantime. The National Theater Live broadcast is enjoyed by many, but for some the British accents are challenging to decipher. Finally, as the film industry moves entirely to digital, without a digital projector we will eventually be excluded from showing any film content.

There’s a solution to all of this!

With a new digital cinema projector system, we will gain these benefits:

-  Dramatic improvement of the picture quality and sound
-  See current release films sooner! (4-6 weeks out instead of 2 months out or more)
-  Enjoy musicals and stage plays from Broadway to Ellsworth through simulcast
-  Subtitles for National Theater Live broadcasts
-  Ability to show films in 3-D – the only one of its kind in Hancock County

This campaign began with a $50,000 matching challenge gift from a generous anonymous donor. Because of the support of patrons in the community, we met and surpassed that challenge!

Join the campaign! Here’s how you can help:

Make a tax-deductible contribution. No donation is too small!

Help spread the word! Share our GoFundMe page with friends, family and colleagues. www.gofundme.com/TheGrandEllsworth

Make a major gift. Feel free to contact Amy Morley, Chair, Development Committee, Board of Directors, at (207) 667-4888 or amyrmorley@yahoo.com if you want to discuss our remaining needs for the campaign and how we can recognize your generosity.

If you wish to send a contribution by check, please send your check to: The Grand Theater, Digital Cinema Projector Campaign, 165 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605.

About The Grand: Built in 1938 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, The Grand was designed and has been maintained in the style of authentic Art Deco architecture. Serving as an artistic hub in the center of Hancock County, The Grand provides film, live theater, live music, simulcasts of The Metropolitan Opera, comedians, and a robust arts education program. For event schedule, visit www.grandonline.org and follow us on Facebook.
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Update 4
Posted by Patricia Patterson King
12 days ago
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We have less than $10,000 remaining to meet the $165,000 goal. We could not have done this without your help, and there is still time to contribute to this campaign,. Small donations go a long way towards reaching a goal this close!

The projector is already here and installed, and we invite you all to join us tonight at The Grand for a Projector Premiere, with a special screening of Disney Pixar’s “Up” in 3-D as a special thank you for your support of the arts in Ellsworth!
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The Grand Theater, a non-profit performing arts center located in downtown Ellsworth at the crossroads of Hancock County, is seeking funds to complete its Digital Cinema Projector Campaign. As of January 17, we have raised $153,000 of the $165,000 total necessary for this project. We only have $12,000 left to go.
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The Grand Theater, a non-profit performing arts center located in downtown Ellsworth at the crossroads of Hancock County, is seeking funds to complete its Digital Cinema Projector Campaign.

As of December 24, we have raised $126,000, 76% of the $165,000 total necessary for this project.

We only have $39,000 left to go.
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As of November 25, we have raised a total of $116,000, which is 70% of the $165,000 total necessary for this project. We only have $49,000 left to go!
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$1,370 of $12k goal

Raised by 18 people in 6 months
Created August 9, 2016
Patricia Patterson King  
Funds raised will benefit:
Hancock County Auditorium Associates
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Ellsworth, ME
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MF
$100
Martha Fox
12 days ago
KS
$50
Kiki and Raymond Silsby
13 days ago
$20
Angela Haskell
13 days ago

Can't wait to see the improvements!

TT
$100
timmy torrey
14 days ago
CH
$100
Casey Hanson
18 days ago
$25
Melinda Reach
19 days ago
$20
Susan Tripp
19 days ago

For all the wonderful movies during school vacation that I've been able to treat my daycare kids to for $1 per person, I am so grateful to The Grand, and of course their sponsor of the matinees, Morton's Moo.

AV
$250
Ann Luther & Alan Vlach
19 days ago
1
1
$25
Bob and Cate Bowman
20 days ago
1
1
$25
Ann Delaney
20 days ago
1
1
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