THANKS A BUNCH! We did it!


 Fancy New Gear Coming Soon.

See our successful pitch here!

Chicago’s dear darling microcinema, The NIGHTINGALE, is about to embark on its fifth year in operation. And boy, is our projector tired. In addition, over the last five years, amateur moving image work has shifted significantly toward HD formats. We need to upgrade our current SD projector and accompanying equipment so we can continue providing the best presentation possible for experimental, emerging, and independent cinema.

The NIGHTINGALE is a highly collaborative space. We operate on a gift economy and volunteer labor. We host over 50 screenings annually, partner with numerous local organizations, and over the years we have provided presentation opportunities to hundreds of artists and thousands of patrons.

With the money we raise we are going to purchase the following equipment:

+++ a new HD projector

+++ a set of extra speakers

+++ a mixing board and sound receiver

+++ a PS3 to play blue ray and data files

+++ a PA system for expanded cinema events

+++ service to our trusty 16mm projectors

Now is a great time to invest in The NIGHTINGALE Upgrade. Our director, Christy LeMaster has just enlisted five more programmers to join the staff. We are expanding to accommodate even more programming. Help us welcome Patrick Friel, Emily Kuehn, Jesse Malmed, Chloe McLaren and Doug McLaren!

We really need your help. The NIGHTINGALE is run by working artists and teachers, and we pay most of our door proceeds back to exhibiting artists. We can’t afford the upgrade alone. Please help us continue to present important experimental and independent movies. We can’t wait to see all the amazing work the next five years has to offer.


And, coming soon: http://splitbeam.org/

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