A historic San Francisco theater is turning to Kickstarter in order to stay open past the end of the year. Balboa Theater in the Richmond is asking for your help, and offering a few perks for your effort.
Hollywood is going digital and a number of independent theaters are in danger of closing as they attempt to foot the bill for a digital conversion. Balboa is one of those theaters. The Richmond District's Balboa Theater has begun a Kickstarter campaign hoping to raise 75-thousand-dollars to convert one of the theater's two screens to digital by the end of the year. The campaign cites Hollywood's digital conversion as a need to raise the funds, saying the theater will be unable to continue to screen films and will be forced to shut its doors by the end of the year if the campaign fails.
So far, the campaign has brought in more than half of the goal, with just over 46-thousand-dollars pledged. If you want to reach into your pocket there are a few choice perks; for a 100-dollar donation your name will go up on the Lobby Donor Wall, dig deeper and donate 500-dollars and your name will be placed on a Balboa theater seat.
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