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#964: The Lady Vanishes

October 31, 2014

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #962: Mercury Rising; #963: Salt

Hey, an on-time Friday strip!

So everything James Hines says here is generally true of the movie theater industry (in the US) over the last twenty-five years or so. People interested in reading more about this (I know one or two of you exist) might check out Screen Traffic by Charles Acland. The book and its statistics stop around 2003, but statistics on the industry are published by the National Association of Theater Owners (the other NATO) every year, as well.

Minnesotans: Don’t forget that I am at MetaCon all this weekend (October 31–November 2). Drop by an see me!


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hello! The Multiplex 10 Kickstarter project ends in just over 14 days. As of this writing, we are a little north of $12,000, so just over 80% of our base goal. Judging from my last two Kickstarters, we’re doing very well. The final week should pick up considerably over this past week.

BUT don’t forget that we still have a milestone goal of Jason reviewing every Harry Potter movie if we make that $15,000 baseline goal on/before Wednesday, April 26th, though! (Plus Fantastic Beasts if we make it on/before Monday, April 24th. But that seems kind of unlikely at this point.) I thought that was a fun premise… but it’s up to the Gods of Kickstarter now.

I also officially added our first (and, at this point, only) STRETCH GOAL. At $20,000, we’ll be able to do a few extra things:

  • Smoother, 4K animation
  • 5.1 Surround Sound mix (courtesy sound designer Ian Vargo)
  • AND… a theatrical premiere at the Somerville Theatre here in Somerville, MA. (All backers at the Special Thanks level and up will get free admission… and, of course, transportation is not provided.)

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