“My friends, I address you all tonight as you truly are; wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, magicians… Come and dream with me.”
— Georges Méliès
Movies and television have the power to transport us to any place and any time. They make us laugh, cry, ponder, and even hide for a while, but emerge a bit more conscious of who we are and of our place in the world. Sci-Fi, Horror, and Fantasy add illusion, escapism, and adventure!
Our mission is to take patrons on a voyage dedicated to displaying and demonstrating the art, craft, and history of these highly stylized genres to educate fans of all genres about the power of visual story.
It is a reality that a museum’s backbone is built from donations and benefactors. To fulfill our mission we know that “if you build it they will come” is only the beginning of the story. “If you build it right they will come” is what makes the dream real.
SILVER SCREEN PARADISE WEBSITE
THE SCI-FI, HORROR & FANTASY MICRO MUSEUM-CINEMA
THE SCI-FI, HORROR & FANTASY MUSEUM
The process of building our museum right and generating the funds needed to fulfill our vision begins with this website. It is a portal to spread the word and develop opportunities to connect with potential patrons. We will be creating original blogs, videos and sharing content from sources that match our mission statement to connect with those who share our passion.
By presenting our mission in action we will build a desire to join us on our adventure.
Our first tangible step will be a Micro Museum-Cinema: a “proof of concept” that will launch the primary mission to demonstrate and display.
Interactive exhibits, artifacts, replicas, and loans from traveling exhibitions will be put on display in combination with a 60 seat micro-cinema offering specially priced screenings of Classics, Modern Classic, Cult Films and a specialty concession area.
This venue configuration allows for special screenings, presentations, events and fundraisers without being dependent on third party venues.
Our ultimate goal is expanding beyond the “micro” and build a full size facility that will allow us to add greater depth to our objective while not diminishing the role of the micro-museum. Our plan is to “pick up” the successful elements of the micro museum, place them into a new home and build on their strengths.
This expansion would include but not be limited to enhanced interactive exhibits, expanded displays of authentic screen-used props and costume, the addition of sets and set pieces for deeper immersion, and stand-alone seminar and filmmaking demonstration areas.
Additionally, there will be a collector‘s shop dedicated to the sale of officially licensed replicas and collectibles, and specialty books and videos. All proceeds from the shop go to support the museum.
TO DO THIS WE NEED YOU
None of this is possible without the support and dedication of those who share our vision of the need for this kind of venue and the information we will provide.
With your help we can make this voyage a reality. Come join us on the journey!