Burlington City Arts

Community Outdoor Screen Fund

Thanks to the support of the John Bissell Foundation, Burlington City Arts has purchased a large inflatable outdoor movie screen (25 feet wide, the biggest portable screen in the state!) and a high definition projector. The City has a tremendous new asset that will allow businesses , community non-profits, educational institutions and others to host large outdoor screenings for up to 500 people in places like City Hall Park, Battery Park, the Church Street Marketplace, Waterfront Park and beyond – the possibilities are endless! Imagine film premieres, classic film series, soccer tournaments, social documentaries and family favorites all possible at large community gatherings and events. Our hope is to make these amazing assets available to non-profits organizations for community building, fundraising and or just plain entertainment. We believe it will add to Burlington’s attractiveness as a creative, exciting and fun-filled city. 

Each use will cost approximately $1000 for a technical team to set up the screen and projector including travel, transport, set-up and tear down. Our hope is to build a community fund that will give partial underwriting to non-profits wishing to use the mobile cinema. This community fund would be a revolving fund with a goal of starting with $12,500 that replenishes itself with rental fees and community donations. 

Please help this campaign to support community use of the biggest portable outdoor screen in the state!