Our Goal Progression as of 5/3/2019

$4.5M of $5.0M Raised

The $4.9 million campaign will cover the costs of architecture and design, construction, the lease-to-purchase fund, start-up capital, and professional fees.


The Sidewalk Film Festival has developed its brand over the past twenty years, and now it's time for us to have a permanent home in the place we've always called home — Birmingham's historic theatre district.

14,000+

audience base

$1.4 Million

annual economic impact

TOP 25

coolest film festivals
(MovieMaker magazine)

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Our Investors

$200,000+

Investor Level Benefits
Naming Rights
  • Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema: $1,000,000
  • Theatre I: $500,000
  • Theatre II: $500,000
  • Bar: $350,000
  • Educational Space: $350,000
  • Lounge I: $250,000
  • Lounge II: $250,000
  • Concessions: $250,000
  • Box Office: $200,000
Access
  • Use of entire facility (9 hour rental, 1/year for 3 years. Concession / bar charges, gratuity And tax not included) – valued at $8,100 per year, total value $24,300
  • Percentage off all additional facility rentals (subject to availability – First three years of operation)
  • 12 tickets per month year for 3 years. (Concession / bar charges, tax and gratuity not included) – valued at $1,512 per year, total value $4,536
  • Invitations to key Sidewalk Cinema events
Marketing
  • One year screen advertising (30 second spot before each film/ both theaters every screening)—valued at $14,000 per year.
  • Acknowledgement on screen (Capital Campaign Donor static art card – both theaters every screening / First three years of operation)—valued at $5,400 per year, total value $16,200
  • Donor recognition on Sidewalk’s website and in periodic newsletters – First three years of operation)
  • Donor wall recognition in perpetuity

Our Investors

$100,000 - $199,999

Investor Level Benefits
Naming Rights
  • Executive Offices: $150,000
  • Projection Booth I: $100,000
  • Projection Booth II: $100,000
Access
  • Use of entire facility (9 hour rental, 1/year for 1 year. Concession/bar charges, gratuity and tax not included) – valued at $8,100
  • Percentage off all additional facility rentals (subject to availability – First three years of operation)
  • 8 tickets per month/year for 2 years. Concession/bar charges, tax and gratuity not included – valued at $1,008 per year, total value: $2,016
  • Invitations to key Sidewalk Cinema events
Marketing
  • One year of screen advertising (Static art card before each film / both theaters every screening)-- valued at $5,400 per year
  • Acknowledgement on screen (Capital Campaign Donor static art card – both theaters every screening / First two years of operation)-- valued at $5,400 per year, total value $10,800
  • Donor recognition on Sidewalk’s website and in periodic newsletters – First two years of operation
  • Donor wall recognition in perpetuity

Our Investors

$50,000 - $99,999

Investor Level Benefits
Naming Rights
  • Restrooms: $75,000
Access
  • Use of one theatre (9 hour rental, 1/year for 1 year. Concession/bar charges, gratuity and tax not included) – valued at $2,700
  • Percentage off all additional facility rentals (subject to availability – First year of operation)
  • 6 tickets per month/year for 1 year. (Concession/bar charges, gratuity and tax not included)- valued at $756
  • Invitations to key Sidewalk Cinema events
Marketing
  • One year of screen advertising (Static art card before each film / both theaters every screening)-- valued at $5,400 per year
  • Acknowledgement on screen (Capital Campaign Donor static art card – both theaters every screening / First year of operation)-- valued at $5,400 per year
  • Donor recognition on Sidewalk’s website and in periodic newsletters - First year of operation
  • Donor recognition in perpetuity

Altec/Styslinger Foundation

Baker Donelson

BIG Communications

Brooke and Daniel Coleman

Coca-Cola United Bottling Company

Corbin Day/Jemison Investments

Kinetic Communications

McKinney Capital

Protective Life Foundation

Robert Meyer Foundation

Our Investors

$25,000 - $49,999

Investor Level Benefits
Access
  • Use of one theatre (6 hour rental, 1/year for 1 year. Concession/bar charges, gratuity and tax not included) – valued at $2,250
  • 2 tickets per month/year for 1 year. (Concession/bar charges, gratuity and tax not included) – valued at $252
  • Percentage off all facility rentals (subject to availability- First year of operation)
  • Invitations to key Sidewalk Cinema events
Marketing
  • Acknowledgement on screen (Capital Campaign Donor static art card – both theaters every screening / First year of operation)-- valued at $5,400 per year
  • Donor recognition on Sidewalk’s website and in periodic newsletters –First year of operation
  • Donor recognition in perpetuity

The Hess Family Foundation

Mike Mouron

Kate and Claude Nielsen

Mae and Webb Robertson

Lia and Rusty Rushton

Terri Smith

Spire

The Merrill Stewart Family

The Sperling Family Foundation

The Susan Mott Webb Foundation

Ellen and Jim Walker/Beth and John Williams

Our Investors

$10,000 - $24,999

Investor Level Benefits
Access
  • 12 tickets per month/year for 1 year. (Concession/bar charges, tax and gratuity not included) – valued at $1,512
  • Percentage off all facility rentals (subject to availability- First year of operation)
  • Invitations to key Sidewalk Cinema events
Marketing
  • Acknowledgement on screen (Capital Campaign Donor static art card – both theaters every screening / First year of operation)-- valued at $5,400 per year
  • Donor recognition on Sidewalk’s website and in periodic newsletters –First year of operation
  • Donor recognition in perpetuity

BIG Communication

David Carrigan

Stacey A. Davis and Nichalaus Sims

Ellen and Fred Elsas

Denise and Mark Gibson

Margaret and Holman Head

Elizabeth and Alan Hunter

Megan and Aaron Latham

Anne Mitchell

Rachael and Bret Pippen

Neal and Dudley Reynolds

Barbara and Stuart Royal

Brett E. Shaffer

Dora and Sanjay Singh

The Sperling Family Charitable Foundation

The Stephens Foundation

Valerie and Steven Thomas

United States Health & Housing Foundation

Carolyn and Robin Wade

Senator Cam Ward

Patti and Philip Woods

Our Investors

$5,000 - $9,999

Investor Level Benefits
Access
  • 6 tickets per month/year for 1 year. (Concession/bar charges, tax and gratuity not included) – valued at $756
  • Percentage off all facility rentals (subject to availability- First year of operation)
  • Invitations to key Sidewalk Cinema events
Marketing
  • Acknowledgement on screen (Capital Campaign Donor static art card – both theaters every screening / First year of operation)-- valued at $5,400 per year
  • Donor recognition on Sidewalk’s website and in periodic newsletters –First year of operation
  • Donor recognition in perpetuity

Lydia Cheney and Jim Sokol

Wimberly and Braxton Comer

Alexis and Wynn Giles

Melanie and Jay Grinney

Dilcy Windham Hilley

Janine Hunt Hilliard and Earl Hilliard Jr.

Sheri and Jimmy Krell

John Lauriello

Markstein

Robin Morgan

Michael Randman

Robin Salant and Erik Jambor

Katherine B. and Robert H. Sprain

Cameron Vowell in honor of Michele Forman

Our Investors

$1,000 - $4,999

Investor Level Benefits
Access
  • 2 tickets per month/year for 1 year. (Concession/bar charges, tax and gratuity not included) – valued at $252
  • Percentage off all facility rentals (subject to availability- First year of operation)
  • Invitations to key Sidewalk Cinema events
Marketing
  • Acknowledgement on screen (Capital Campaign Donor static art card – both theaters every screening / First year of operation)-- valued at $5,400 per year
  • Donor recognition on Sidewalk’s website and in periodic newsletters –First year of operation
  • Donor recognition in perpetuity

Lynn Andrews

Anonymous

Anonymous

Louise and John Beard

Graham C. Boettcher in memory of his great-grandmother Ruth Corray, actress of the silent era

Susan Beard Brouillette

Lucy Bonds & Brian Kellerher

Anne Born

Brent Boyd

Trudy and David Brower

Kaliliah Brown

Sean Brown

Kathleen Buccleugh

Elizabeth Burgess

Gary Chamblee

Kevin Chappell

Amy Goldstein Chauvin

Lindsey Christina

The Vincent Cirulli Family

Ali Clark and Bradford Thomason

Pat Clotfelter

Cohen Carnaggio and Reynolds

Tammy Cohen and Richard Carnaggio

Chloe Cook and Josh Vasa

Nathan Cooke

Sophia Cosper

Kristi Crossland

Skizz Cyzyk

In memory of Boogie Dabney

Sharon Davis

Laney DeJonge

Annetta Dolowitz

Patty B and Dave Driscoll

Starr Drum

Joseph Dumontier

Bing Edwards

Beverly and Stanley Erdreich

Jeremy Erdreich and Larry Slater

The Florie Family

Michele Forman and Erik Lizee

Jennifer Freehling

Mark Garfinkel and Shirley Hicks

Jessica and Kevin Garrison

Dana and Dwight Garvin

Ellen and Houston Gillespy

Janet Givhan

Graham & Co.

Lily and Owen Griffin

Marianne Griffin

Mel Hammonds

Thomas Harrell

Holman Head in honor of Olivia Head

Emily and Sam Heide

Stephanie and Steve Hunt

Mary Gray and Hugh Hunter

Ashley and Turner Inscoe

Chervis Isom

Richard Jaffe

Mara and Tom Jambor

Paul Janeway

Amelia Johnson & Tony Diliberto

Laura Johnson

Ed Journey

Eileen Kiernan

Dianne and David Lanier

Kiwi Lanier

Min Sun Lee

Julie Levinson-Gabis

Susan Markem

Lizzy & Will Matthews in honor of Philip Woods

Cameron McAllister

Joyce and Kyle McKinnon

Brittany McNaughton/Forecast Salon

Anna Minkinow

Kay and Geoff Morgan

Rachel Morgan

Candice Murdock

Karen E. Musgrove

Sherri Nielson

Oakworth Capital

Shane Ogle

Dr. Brian Pettie and Tim Pennycuff

Scott Pierce

Aaron Pinhas

Jamie Plott

Scott Plutchak

Angela Pruitt

Kayt Randol

Brian Ratigan

John Rhymes

Tom Richardson

Lacinda Riesland

Guin Robinson and Tim Parker

Margaret Robinson

Paula Rookis

Emily and Hugh Rushing

Julie Ryland

Laura Sappington

Kristina Scott

Trinket Shaw

Peyton Shepard and Michael Panik

Will Sheppard

Stacey and Chance Shirley

Lily Siegel

Leigh Sloss-Corra

George Smyly

Tom Somers

SPASE Foundation

Bryan Storkel

Henry Swicord

Chase Terry

The Charles and Estelle Campbell Foundation

The Living in Limbo Board of Directors in honor of Michele Forman

The Sidewalk Film Festival Board of Directors in honor of Chloe Cook, Josh Vasa and Clea Collins

John Thomason

Kendra Thomley

Heather and Matt Thompson

Joi Tribble

Tinsley Van Durand

Jami Wadkins

Matthew Wainwright

Marlene Waller

Ken Webb

Jen West and James Martin

Andrea and Goodloe White

Jennifer and Jonathan White

Debrie Woods

Catherine Wright and Chris Robinson

Jessica York

Our Investors

Seat Sponsors

Investor Level Benefits

Development, Design and Construction Partners


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