HELP SAVE THE LOST CHURCH: The Bay Area's Rock & Roll Dinner Theater

T.L.C. needs drastic remodeling to comply with SF and ADA regulations in order to stay open. Can you join us and Keep Arts Alive in San Francisco?!
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“The Lost Church is a haven for adventurous souls hungry for new thrills."        Jennifer Maerz - THE BOLD ITALIC

"Hello from Brett, Elizabeth and Ulysses Cline"

OUR STORY and VISION:

Our renegade Punky-Love-Rock duo, Juanita & the Rabbit toured, circling the U.S. and upon returning home we were eager to build something bigger, encompassing Brett's vision of combining music and theater.  We wanted to keep our roots in S.F. and maybe start a family.

The Lost Church opened in Feb 2011; first and foremost as a theatrical production house. 

We knew our building at 65 Capp, designed by sculptor David Ireland, and formerly "The Capp Street Project" an installation art gallery, was an incredible space to create something unique to our own vision. 

We felt as a team we possessed complimentary skills to achieve our goal:

*As Musicians we came with a built in knowledge of the music performance world.

*Brett is a builder and had 7 years experience as a sound engineer in S.F.'s finest theaters. Elizabeth can sew and decorate the space.

*Elizabeth was already a small business owner and excelled at back end business operations and organization.

*Brett was destined for writing..any who has met him can sense his natural gift of lighthearted storytelling.

*IF WE CAN BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME!

“ We wanted to create a warm home like atmosphere, our slogan being - GOOD FOR THE SOUL - and that is what we want to bring to the world"  It proved an amazing success!!

In the last 3 years we have produced 8 ridiculously fun, Lost Church original multimedia theater shows including:

            The Golden Goddess, Demon Dan & the Doorway to Darkness

             Just Another Rock n Roll Nightmare

             Just Another Christmas Carol

             Just Another Bloody Valentine

             Young Frying Rabbits Traveling Twilight Show

             Just Another Murderous Family Von Trapped in a Mansion

As well as book readings, movie screenings, and live music from local talent like Virgil Shaw, American Nomad, Erin Brazill & the Brazillionaires, Betsy & Beau, The GoldenHearts, Nebula Force GO! and so many more.

 

THE NEXT STEP : WHY WE ARE FUNDRAISING:  

The time is now; The Lost Church needs to comply with permitting and ADA regulations in order to stay open, and complete some major remodeling to take it to the next level of REAL ROCK N ROLL DINNER THEATER!

We will be expanding the ground floor commercial space  - 600 sq feet into adjacent space and will be adding an ADA bathroom, so we will have 2 ground floor bathrooms YAY! an ADA entrance, remodeled kitchen for food service and obtaining an official ABC Liscence.

WHAT THE MONEY GOES TOWARDS:

#1 GOAL $26,000 

indiegogo fees - $2000

Handicapped Accessible Bathroom - $6000

ADA entrance w/motorized lift on Adair Street - $18,000

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#2 GOAL $40,000 +

indiegogo fees $3000+

Handicapped Bathroom - $6000

ADA entrance - $18,000

Remodeled Kitchen  - $7000 -12,000

Permits & Licenses- $4000

NEW Seating & tables - $1000

Expanded Downstairs- $3000

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WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:

AWESOME STICKER WITH EVERY DONATION!

SUPER AWESOME T-SHIRTS! FOR DONATIONS $50 AND UP

* ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS 

*PRIVATE PARTIES

*LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS

NEW PERK: DAVID LYLE PAINTING!!!

"OPENING NIGHT" 30"X 30"

VALUED AT $5800. AVAILABLE FOR GIFT PERK $2800!!!

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WHY SUPPORT US:

If you have seen any type of show at The Lost Church, you know how very special the intimate space is for both the performers and the audience. It's a UNIQUE and un-paralleled experience. 

We need support to lighten the financial burden of this gigantic remodel and prevent us suffering financial crisis.  

HELP SAVE THE LOST CHURCH, so we can continue serving you up hilarious and brilliant original theater, live music and dinner, We will be teaming up with some SF restaurant veterans to bring you an awesome gourmet americana menu.

As well as making the space all the more accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. ART FOR ALL!

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TIMELINE OF REMODEL:

June- Begin Remodel and Permit Process

July- Construction: Bathroom, ADA entrance, Kitchen

August- Finish construction and finalize inspections/permits

September- Move back into space, prepare for re-open

October- GRAND REOPENING!! STAY TUNED Fall 2014

 A LOST CHURCH ORIGINAL play - MUMMY: THE OPERA!!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q:When is the Grand Opening party?

A: We will have 2 parties exclusivly for our donors the month of our reopening planned for October. We will have some of our favorite bands playing & complimentary food.

Q:Where and when do i enter information for my t-shirt size?  

A: When you checkout there is a "special instructions box"you will enter either Men's or Women's, size, and color.

Q:Where is the Donor Wall Poster Displayed?

A: We will be designing an awesome art piece "donor wall poster" displayed in the bar area.

Q: Is the Lost Church a Non-profit?

 

A: We are currently NOT a non-profit, but have been researching this possibility for our Theater Troupe.


OTHER WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT:

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Use the share tools below for Facebook and email

Every person counts!! to help keep this dream alive.

Share with people you know who support the arts and enjoy laughter and good times!


 

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    The Lost Church is cool!

    OUR GRATITUDE AND I FOUND THE LOST CHURCH STICKER

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    I Like The Lost Church

    *OUR GRATITUDE & I FOUND THE LOST CHURCH STICKER *TICKET TO GRAND OPENING PARTY - AT THE LOST CHURCH A night of music from our favorite bands, complimentary appetizers and 1 free drink token per person.

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    I Heart The Lost Church

    *AWESOME LOST CHURCH T-SHIRT *OUR GRATITUDE & I FOUND THE LOST CHURCH STICKER *TICKET TO GRAND OPENING PARTY - AT THE LOST CHURCH A night of music from our favorite bands, complimentary appetizers and 1 free drink token per person.

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    I'M A BELIEVER IN THE ARTS

    *4 MUSIC SHOW TICKETS *AWESOME LOST CHURCH T-SHIRT *OUR GRATITUDE & I FOUND THE LOST CHURCH STICKER *TICKET TO GRAND OPENING PARTY - AT THE LOST CHURCH A night of music from our favorite bands, complimentary appetizers and 1 free drink token per person. NAME ON DONOR POSTER

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    YOU LOVE WHAT WE ARE DOING AND JUST WANT TO SILENTLY GIVE A GIFT. YOU KINDLY DECLINE ALL GIFTS. OUR GRATITUDE!

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    THIS PLACE ROCKS

    *THE LOST CHURCH WILL HOST A PRIVATE EVENT/SHOW JUST FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS. each guest will receive one drink token for the bar *PLUS your name on donor wall Event night will be: limited to 50 people, each receive 1 token held within normal show hours: 7:30-11pm (set up at 6:30) we ask that you participate in any EXTRA cleanup that is beyond our normal function. ALL entertainment must be approved and pre arranged and we are happy to help with this. YAY! SUPER FUN !!!

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    LIFETIME MEMBER

    **LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP ** Usable for any Lost Church Shows *OUR GRATITUDE & I FOUND THE LOST CHURCH STICKER *AWESOME LOST CHURCH T-SHIRT *GRAND OPENING PARTY *NAME ON DONOR WALL Your Lifetime membership can be used with any Lost Church music or Theater show. For guaranteed seating you will need to reserve your spot at least 2-5 days in advance. Membership is only for tickets, not good for food and beverage, merch or other. Membership is non transferable.

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    David Lyle Painting

    This is a rare opportunity! "Opening Night" oil 2011 30" x 30" valued at $5800. to see image of painting: click on update tab, gallery or in main section of story David Lyle is a renowned former San Francisco artist, now living in New York for he past 8 years, with galleries in SF, NY and Paris. to learn more: www.davidlylepaintings.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/david-lyle/45005083386

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