Seattle Office of Film + Music


INDEPENDENT MOVIE THEATERS CLOSING LEFT AND RIGHT
November 29, 2010, 1:25 pm
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The Stranger
The Uptown and Neptune theaters are closing in 2011, and now statements about the Columbia City Cinema’s financial woes are being released. Luckily, Columbia City Cinema is offering the community a chance to invest in its business. They are offering 480,000 shares of common stock at $1 a share (minimum purchase is 100 shares). The owners say they need to sell 50,000 shares by January 1 or they will close. Read more about the specifics of this investment here and seriously consider enhancing Columbia City’s community by keeping this old theater alive.

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COLUMBIA CITY CINEMA SAVED
April 20, 2010, 12:19 pm
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Columbia City Cinema
Columbia City Cinema – a three-screen neighborhood theater that was facing closure if it failed to pay thousands of dollars in back rent – has been saved. They posted a thank you note on their website, saying “Hooray we did it! Or rather you did it. The world’s longest rent party just keeps happening. We paid the rent and we’re half way to our goal of $20,000. That’s the magic number that will keep us going to live and movify another year. So thank you, thank you, thank you, everyone. We are humbled and deeply grateful for your generosity and your love for the cinema. Money has been pouring in just like that scene in It’s A Wonderful Life when the Building and Loan gets saved.”

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HELP SAVE COLUMBIA CITY CINEMA
April 7, 2010, 12:47 pm
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Columbia City Cinema
Columbia City Cinema is in need of financial assistance to keep their doors open. They posted a cry for ‘serious help’ on their website. Due to declining attendance and a ‘substantial shortfall’ the neighborhood cinema is “in endgame unless something happens to turn the game around.” There are many ways you can help keep the theater afloat listed on their website, including attending a movie and making a donation. In their words “We’re hoping for a scene like the one in It’s a Wonderful Life where everyone comes forward to save the Building and Loan. We’re hoping to send you another email soon that says “Thank you. Crisis averted.” In fact, we’re counting on it.” Follow the above link for more information.