**PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU PLEDGE**
Wow, a new little cinema for Kenilworth! See how amazed Jimmy, Cary and Katharine are.
The Tree House has been open as a second-hand bookshop and live music venue for six years, and is now well-established as part of the lovely town of Kenilworth. We aim to bring people together through the arts - mostly books and music, but we would like to add film to this! The Talisman Theatre shows films, and there are films for children at the Kenilworth Centre run as Abbey Cinema, but there is definitely scope for more, in terms of both frequency and the type of films shown. The nearest arts cinema is closed for two years, and we are frequently asked about whether we show films. We would like to show especially old Hollywood and British classics, world cinema and slightly more obscure films, but there is obviously flexibility to show a range of films.
We would therefore like to raise funds to install AV equipment - a projector, screen and speakers, connected to a DVD player and laptop, which we could also use for lectures (such as our current art talks) and presentations as well as regular films.
This will also be of great benefit to our regular art lectures, so if you would like to pledge to attend those instead, there are separate rewards listed.
We would like to show films at least twice a month. Films will be shown mostly on Fridays, but occasionally on other days too, including Sunday afternoons.
All of the money will be used to buy equipment and pay for installation. We already have a company who can do this for us, we just need the funds! If we raise more than we need, we will use the extra to purchase a licence for showing films, and to purchase films to show. All money raised will go directly to the film club in one way or another. If we don't reach our goal, your pledge will be refunded. If we exceed it by a lot, we will look at buying more furniture to make it an even better experience!
NOTE: if you wish to join the film club, use the Reward options rather than the straightforward donation buttons that appear first. ALSO: if you choose not to display your name by your donation, I can't see who has pledged for film club membership. Hopefully this will be made clear when I am sent the final info at the end of the crowdfunder, but I will post an update then if I don't have details for those who have pledged.
I have put 1 October as fulfilment date, but I don't yet know when the work will be done. If you pledge for a film membership option, rather than a straight donation, you will be informed as soon as the equipment is installed and the Club is ready to begin. I am hoping it will be in October, but this is not yet certain.
So if you would like to have regular film nights in Kenilworth - we are hoping to show films twice a month - do consider supporting our fundraiser.