Zach Braff donation helps Monte Rio theater buy digital equipment

zach-braffEven as Zach Braff was taking heat for asking the public to help finance his next movie, the actor and director was contributing to another Kickstarter campaign — to help save a historic theater in Northern California.

Braff was among nearly 500 donors who helped raise $65,753 through the Kickstarter crowd-funding site to help the owners of the Rio Theater in the small town of Monte Rio raise enough funds to buy a digital projector. As the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday, many small-town theaters nationwide are holding such fundraisers to survive the transition to digital.

Don and Suzi Schaffert reached their goal of raising a minimum of $60,000 with just days before the May 7 funding deadline, with a key assist from at least one Hollywood celebrity.

Read more at The LA Times

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