"Believe In 3Below" Silent Auction/Member Drive

November 2017
06:00 AM PST
December 2017
08:00 PM PST
GOAL $200,000.00
5.7% To Goal

About Our Auction

To our devoted fans:

Renovations to update and improve Camera 3 are now underway thanks to a grant from the City of San Jose. The grant will ensure guests have comfortable new seating, flooring, and wall treatments in Theater 3 as well as completely renovated bathrooms and an updated lobby. However, there is much to be done throughout the rest of the venue that is not covered as part of the generous funding from the City of San Jose.

By the end of December, one of the three theaters will be updated while the other two theaters will remain in need of new seating and decor. By the end of the year, the lobby will have enjoyed a facelift but the bar and cafe area will still need equipment and furnishings to make it a comfortable space capable of serving our community great eats before, during, and after events. And, although new exterior paint will give the venue a fresh facade, signage needs to be updated and modernized along with outdoor seating for dining and well-lit way-finding for guest safety.

In recent months, all of us have been called upon - and many, many have answered - to help communities affected by flood and fire. Indeed, some may even feel a bit of "donation fatigue." As a small business, it is a tough time of year to mount a capital campaign so rather than just asking for your donation, we have set up this auction so you can give a gift to support our efforts and at the same time enjoy a fantastic item or experience when you win the auction.

We've come up with nearly 100 prizes to be auctioned between November 28 and December 12. From private parties to on-stage appearances, from free popcorn for a year to the "best seats in the house", this auction has something for everyone and is a great way to enjoy a night out with friends. And don't forget about holiday gift giving: what spouse wouldn't want an annual pass to ComedySportz or a starring role in our Hamilton Karaoke event? Browse our prizes and see what you like. Then, bookmark this page so you can be here when the auction goes live on November 28!

Where Will Your Money Go?
Here are just some of the needed improvements/items in order to open and provide excellent service and programming for our guests:

• New Seats for Theater 1 & Theater 2: $30,000
• Sound booths in all theaters: $17,500
• Upgrade Power in Theaters to allow for theatrical lighting: $30,000
• Install Stages in Theaters: $10,000
• LED Screen on Building Exterior: $50,000
• Café equipment: $22,000
• POS System: $2,500
• Box Office System: $3,500
• Outdoor Seating: $5,000
• Lounge Seating: $25,000
• LED Displays for Lobby: $5,000
• Build Dressing Rooms for Actors: $15,000

With your help, we can take this diamond in the rough and turn it into another sparkling jewel in Downtown San Jose's crown. Happy bidding!

About 3Below Theaters & Lounge

Following the renovation of its theaters, restrooms, and lobby, Camera 3 in downtown San Jose will re-open in January 2018 for stage, screen, and comedy events rebranded as 3Below Theaters & Lounge.

Under one roof you’ll find three theaters, two production companies, and one singular mission of creating memorable experiences for you and your friends and family. Our three theaters and lounge feature programming six days a week thanks to the small but mighty group of producers, designers, actors, and lovers of the creative and performing arts dedicated to providing quality, accessible, diverse, and entirely enjoyable entertainment events and experiences for audiences of all ages.

3Below is more than just another theater complex – it’s a gathering place for the community. You belong at 3Below.

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