colma stays

As I mentioned before, Colma: The Musical opened theatrically last weekend at Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco. So, how did it do? Colma was the #3 indie film in the nation, earning $8,403 per screen—and it only played on one screen. Not bad for a little indie movie. It was the number one movie at Embarcadero Center Cinema, and will now be playing for an extended run (another week) at the theater. It also opens this Friday at Rialto Cinemas in Berkeley. Here's an email I got forwarded along to me from writer/actor/star H.P. Mendoza:
From: "H.P. Mendoza"
Date: June 27, 2007 9:19:02 AM PDT
Subject: Thank you all so much for coming to Colma!

Wow, thanks to all of you who came out to support the film at the Embarcadero on opening weekend. It was so comforting to see so many people at all of the sold out screenings!

And thanks for joining us at that swanky party afterward! It was a lot of fun, even if I did end up acting like my character in the movie by the end of the night.

Colma: The Musical is the #3 independent film in the U.S.: http://www.indiewire.com/buzz/070624.html#008760

and is the #1 film at Landmark Embarcadero selling over more than twice the tickets of the #2 film, Paris Je 'Taime.

Now, that doesn't necessarily make Colma look *big*...it just points out how small independent film really is and how much it needs support.

So, remember what I said about supporting independent film and helping one get more screenings and more cities?

COLMA: The Musical just got extended at Landmark's Embarcadero for another run!

On top of that, COLMA will be opening in Berkeley this Friday! So YES! Another city added!!!

On top of THAT...Roadside added yet ANOTHER city (that I can't disclose just yet) but that raises our five city deal to a SEVEN city deal!

It's all because of attendance and...this doesn't hurt: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/colma_the_musical/


We will be doing Q&A sessions for the 7:30 and 10:30 shows on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th.

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, you still have a chance! It plays for an extended run at the Embarcadero Cinema and opens Friday the 29th at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood:

2966 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA

Thank you all, again,
That's all good news. Money talks, and ticket sales can and do result in expanded opportunities, particularly for little indie films like Colma. Soon, it could be coming to a theater near you. To learn more about the film and its screening schedule, go here.

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