Help Save the Historic Wilmette Theatre

A project in Wilmette, IL by Carole Dibo

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The Wilmette Theatre – is celebrating its Centennial year – and we are at a financial and technological crossroads.
Backers: 629
Average Pledge Per Backer: $139

Funded: $87,436 of $70,000
Dates: Mar 31st -> May 1st (31 days)
Project By: Carole Dibo
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Latest News

A digital what ?

April 28th - via:
Hi Everyone Well two days left and we are still cooking.  We just hit 115% and the pace is steady. We are so fortunate to be able to complete our digital conversion in theater no.2 and hopefully take care of some of the other very pressing needs of... (Read More)

More great Wilmette Theatre TV coverage

April 25th - via:
Happy Friday everyone ! We wanted to share this great piece on our local Fox affiliate in Chicago yesterday starring our very own, super talented, Linda MacLennan. Linda has done so much for us and was responsible for creating the powerful video on... (Read More)

Mette hits Kickstarter goal, keeps on going

April 25th - via:
WILMETTE, IL - “I absolutely thought the community would step up.” Carole Dibo had faith, and it was rewarded. The Wilmette Theatre artistic director was one of many behind a $70,000 Kickstarter campaign aimed at saving the theater by raising funds to purchase and install a second digital projector. (Read More)

Time to stretch !

April 20th - via:
Just minutes after learning that we hit $70k last night, our dedicated building manager and skilled projectionist Lazar Esho texted the following message: "Tonight is my best night ever ever ever". Lazar has tirelessly looked after the theater, made... (Read More)

Thankful on a Thursday !

April 17th - via:
Hi everyone Well another day, another 5%!  We just hit 80% this afternoon and our pace is steady. That's key because, again, if we don't hit our goal we don't keep any of your generous donations. So the team here is working hard to keep spreading... (Read More)

75% !

April 15th - via:
Hey everyone Just minutes ago we hit the 75% of goal mark and we did it in 16 days. You have made our project currently the most popular theater project on Kickstarter. Wow! We are still working hard to get the word out and hope you are too. Your... (Read More)

New Reward Tuesday!... for our out of town donators

April 14th - via:
Hi Everyone Well we reached just over 60% of our goal this morning. And despite the 1.5 inches of snow and frigid temps Chicago woke up to today - our hearts are warm! To celebrate, we are introducing a new reward for donors that cannot travel to the... (Read More)

Great radio coverage for our campaign!

April 11th - via:
Hey Everyone Here is a link to the nice coverage we got from WBBM (CBS) Chicago radio on Friday. Just over $10,000 donated in the... (Read More)

Hear about our progress on WBBM radio today at 3:00 pm

April 8th - via:
Hey All We are tentatively scheduled for a radio interview on Chicago's  WBBM this afternoon at 3:00pm if you want to hear more about the campaign.  Stream the broadcast here: We... (Read More)

What a great start !

April 6th - via:
Hi Friends, We are overwhelmed by your support and generosity for this project. We are over 25% of our goal and that much closer to saving the historic Wilmette Theatre. However, time is passing quickly and we only have 22 days left. Please continue... (Read More)

Wilmette Theatre raises $8,500 in Kickstarter campaign

April 4th - via:
With 27 days to go, almost 80 people have pledged close to $8,500 toward the new digital projection system needed by the Wilmette Theater to help keep its century-long history going. (Read More)

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