No Kill Advocacy Center
Lincoln & Debi Day
No Kill Nation
Premier brought to you by:
Animal Wise Radio
Animal Rights Coalition
Shelter killing is the leading cause of death for healthy dogs and cats in America. It doesn't have to be.
A film by Nathan Winograd
Based on the book that started a revolution.
Watch the trailer below.
The red carpet, world premiere screening of Redemption: The No Kill Revolution in America will take place Friday, June 6 at the Heights Theater, 3951 Central Ave NE. Tickets must be pre-ordered. Seating is very limited. Purchase your tickets early to guarantee space. There are two different ticket options available:
Tickets will not be available at the door and must be purchased in advance.
VIP After Party:
Get your party clothes on and join the filmmakers and some of the no kill rockstars featured in the film for a night of celebration, including free champagne, full bar, food and timeless live rock 'n roll by the Jason Dixon Line. The party will take place at Residence Inn at the Depot, a pleasant walk from the theater across the Stone Arch Bridge that crosses the beautiful Mississippi River.
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Workshop - Creating a No Kill Community Saturday, June 7:
Since the book Redemption was first released in 2007, hundreds of counties, cities and towns in the USA have embraced the life-saving formula it articulated and have achieved live release rates of more than 90%. In doing so, they have ended the killing of healthy or treatable pets in their shelters community-wide.
In this day-long workshop, you will hear from leaders from around the country who have made The No Kill Equation work for them. What are the key components needed to bring your community on board? How long does it take? What is stopping you? You will learn it all in a fast-paced, high-energy and powerfully engaging format.
Speakers will include:
The Residence Inn Minneapolis at the Depot
425 South 2nd Street
Mineapolis, MN 55401
(866) 211-4612 or (612) 340-1300
For your convenience and pleasure, we have arranged a beautiful and neatly-arranged selection of venues for this event. All of them conveniently located within walking distance or a short car ride from each other. The hotel and workshop are easily accessible from the Government Plaza Station and Platform of the new and fast light rail system that can take out-of-town visitors into downtown Minneapolis. From there, it is just 3 blocks to the The Depot, where you will experience a mix of the old history of Minneapolis combined with elegant grantiour.
From The Depot, it is just over a block to the famous Stone Arch Bride that will take you across the great Mississippi River.
For those seeking a more intimate stay, the renouned Nicollete Island Inn, which is located on an island in the middle of the Mississippi River, would be ideal. It is just a hop and skip from the theatre and in easy walking distance to the workshop. The Nicolette Island Inn is not only filled with charm and character, it is pet friendly, for those who may be traveling with pets.
The Heights Theater is a jem and is frequently referred to as a living musium. It was built in 1926 in the Beaux Arts style of the 19th Century. Originally, the theater presented Vaudeville acts and silent films, accompanied by an old pipe organ that rose up out of the floor in front of the screen.
In 1998 its current owner, Tom Letness, who located the original blueprints for the building and has restored it to its original state, which was a major renovation effort, purchased the building.
The original blueprints from the University of Minnesota's archives revealed that the ornamental plaster of polychromed woodwork and the front windows had been walled-up during World War II. To top it all off the previous owners had slathered the building with turquoise paint.
Today the theater has been restored to its original glory. A scarlet motorized Grande drape covers the proscenium stage and gilded grills conceal the organ's pipework. Antique chandeliers are suspended from the ceiling restored with 2600 Egyptian lead crystals. Hand-painted reproduction Edison Mazda bulbs in four colors on separate circuits allow a multitude of effects from 152 lights above four hundred seats. An orchestra pit was discovered under the floor where the mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ now rises for Friday and Saturday night concerts.
The Heights has a grand piano in the lobby and an upright piano in the auditorium connected to the organ. The 1926 Williams Brothers steam boiler was replaced with two new high-efficiency hot water boilers and new electrical service as well as plumbing upgrades has been completed over the years. The entire lobby and auditorium were recarpeted, and a sparkling new tower sign crowns the marquee.
Below is a map of the venues. Click on it for more detail: