Food, Fun, and Films!
Annual sponsorship, fundraiser, and film series announcement party!
What is it?
The Artcraft Sponsorship party is our largest fundraiser - held to announce the 2019-20 film and event series at the theater. The funds raised - via digital bidding - are used to offset costs such as film licensing, production costs, equipment rental, talent fees and more.
Admission to this 21-and-over event is $15.
Bidding for this year's Artcraft Sponsorship party will be done by digital bidding through BidPal.
Use your own phone, tablet, or bid from one of our provided digital stations.
A link will be provided upon check-in that will go live once the bidding begins.
We'll have a DJ on stage reliving the American Bandstand hits of the decade!
Get in the spirit of the 60s with your groovy duds, mod skirts, slick suits, space gear - or whatever - and celebrate a decade that had a LOT going on!
How does the sponsorship party work?
This event is SOLD OUT!
We're limiting admission this year to 400 attendees, so get registered early! Don’t forget to charge your smart phone or tablet as we’ll again be bidding online this year! Also, grab your grooviest gear - it’s a 1960s themed party (and a lot happened in that decade) so dress accordingly, and plan on filling up with heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer from Taxman, wine from Mallow Run - all served up by our friends from Greek's Tapp Room.
Come to The Historic Artcraft Theatre (57 N. Main St., Franklin) on Saturday, February 2, at 6 p.m. When you arrive, you will be greeted inside the door, checked in, given your name tag and a breakdown of the night. You’re in!
Very easy - since you reserved a spot.
Relax and enjoy complimentary beer, wine, Coke products, popcorn and great food. Food and drinks are in the lobby, and theater auditorium. The Artcraft Cottage will be open for photos and a quieter place to gather. (through the left chute, up the three steps, turn left).
At 7:30 p.m., we'll give you some year-end highlights, and unveil the 2019-20 series in the auditorium.
Grab a seat and cheer loudly for your favorites.
At 8 p.m., we invite you to start bidding. Bidding will be done via smart phone / tablets.
A link will be provided when you check in.
Bidding starts as low as $25 (prize sponsorship level) and there are six different levels for each movie. Plus, some donations will be taken from the stage for various projects at The Artcraft. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and assist with bidding. We will have dedicated bidding locations for those without smart phone or tablet accessibility.
The bidding stops promptly at 9:30 p.m.
We ask that you grab another drink or snack, and have a seat in the auditorium. The bids will be compiled (this process takes a few minutes) and winners will be announced on stage.
When the party ends, we will have volunteers set up in the lobby for checkout. Payment is expected the night of the event. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
Film sponsor for the weekend’s movie. See your name on both sides of the marquee!
Starting at $650*
Sponsor for the classic cartoon for the whole month - see your name on the theatre's front marquee!
Starting at $300*
Quarterly ad on the bottom of the large poster schedule posted in front of the theater - visible to all foot traffic!
Starting at $250*
Sponsor the program handout
for the weekend - have your businesses ad in the hands of our entire audience with your ad on the back of the program.
Starting at $150*
Sponsor the weekend's stage activity including film delivery, and on-stage antics.
Starting at $125*
Your favorite candy featured
for the entire month! See your business name listed at the concession stand!
Starting at $75*
Sponsorship is put toward volunteer needs such as vests, flashlights, snacks for the volunteer lounge.
Starting at $50*
Mesmerize the crowd
with on-stage giveaways.
Starting at $25*
* Opening bids for
November / December movie weekends/months:
Movie - $750
Cartoon - $350
Schedule** - $350 (**Oct.-Dec.)
Program - $250
Concession - $125
Volunteer - $100
Prize - $50