Veil of Ruin

Save the Rogers City Theater

A project in Rogers City, MI by Karl W. Heidemann

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The historic Rogers Theater, Northeast Michigan's longest continuous running single screen theater, must go digital or go dark!
Backers: 558
Average Pledge Per Backer: $210

Funded: $116,945 of $100,000
Dates: Jul 30th -> Sep 28th (60 days)
Project By: Karl W. Heidemann
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Latest News

Rogers City Theater Raises More Money Than Expected

September 27th - via:
ROGERS CITY, MI - A fundraising campaign for the Rogers City Theater ends Saturday. They have raised more money than anticipated. The 76-year-old theater needed a new digital projector, or it was probably going to have to close its doors. So they formed a Kickstarter fundraiser online to help with the costs. (Read More)

4 More Days

September 23rd - via:
I am so incredibly grateful for the financial and emotional backing we have received for the digital projector conversion project here at the Rogers City Theater.  I have already begun negotiations for the equipment.  We are definitely going to... (Read More)

SAVED! Save the Rogers City Theater passes $100,000 goal to purchase digital projector

September 20th - via:
ROGERS CITY, MI - At approximately 3:30pm EDT Thursday, Sept. 19, the Save the Rogers City campaign passed $100,000. This will allow the 76-year old, historic, restored theater to purchase and install a state of the art digital projector. The theater will not go dark when Hollywood completes its distribution conversion from 35mm to digital. (Read More)

Wow! We Made It !!!

September 19th - via:
I am overwhelmed by the generosity and networking of all of the friends of the Rogers City Theater that have made all this possible. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I must confess I was on the road all day yesterday, and didn't get a chance to look... (Read More)

Still on Track... But Not Yet at the Station!

September 14th - via:
Thanks again to all our wonderful backers.  There are new ones every day from near and far (sometimes very far !)  That is the magic of the internet and the social media.  Thank you all for all your texting, facebooking and tweeting.  We couldn't... (Read More)

Theater raising money to go digital

September 9th - via:
Many multiplex theaters lure audiences in with things like surround sound and digital 3D versions of the latest offerings from Hollywood. But a reality facing small town movie houses, in many cases, venerable old theaters, is that next year, they will have to be digital to keep the doors open. (Read More)

Final push on for digital projector drive

September 4th - via:
ROGERS CITY, MI - The next stop on the drive to raise money to purchase a new digital projector for the Rogers City Theater is Posen for the annual Potato Festival. Organizers will be carrying a banner in this Sunday’s grand parade, as they search for new backers of the project with three weeks to go. As of Tuesday, they needed to raise about $29,000. (Read More)

Help Save the RC Theater (Video)

September 3rd - via:
Citizens are hard at work to keep the lights on in the Rogers City Theater. A campaign is in progress for the theater to convert into all digital. (Read More)


September 2nd - via:
This morning we passed the 70% mark towards our $100,000 goal for the digital projector for the Rogers City Theater.  In addition to this amazing financial support, we have received a lot of local recognition for what we do here to preserve this... (Read More)

Real Progress

August 28th - via:
A big THANK YOU to all our supporters!  You are amazing!  It is indeed heartening to see that so many people recognize the importance of the historic Rogers City Theater to our beautiful small town, both culturally and economically. As of tonight,... (Read More)

Post-vacation updates! Historic theaters, blogathons and more…

August 28th - via:
Kickstarter projects have been all the rage lately, with mixed reception from the internettin’ public. Kickstarters linked with the entertainment industry have received a particularly large amount of flack — “Why are rich actors asking for money when they’ve got enough in their bank accounts to fund multiple films?” (Read More)

Great News! We're half way there!

August 22nd - via:
WOW!  Today we passed the 50% mark of our $100,000 goal.  We currently have $50,528 pledged by 155 backers.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! At this rate, since we are only 24 days into our 60 day campaign, we should exceed our goal for the... (Read More)

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