Site of first Warner nickelodeon seeks Kickstarter help

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 17, 2014 at 5:52 am

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NEW CASTLE, PA — With less than two weeks left to reach its goal of $23,128, the Warner Film Center (soon to be renamed The Historic Warner Cascade Theatre) is reaching out to everyone to contribute to their re-ceation/restoration project of the Warner Brothers first ever nickelodeon. The 5-cent theatre was located on S. Mill Street in New Castle, PA, a then thriving industrial city near the brothers' home in nearby Youngstown, Ohio.

The $23,128 goal, representing $1 for every resident currently living in New Castle, will be matched dollar for dollar by the Lawrence County Commissioners should the goal be reached by the Kickstarter deadline, February 1, 2014. With the matching funds the project can move on to completion.

For for information about the Warner Film Center/Historic Cascade Theatre look at other articles in Cinema Treasures, visit the WFC website or the Warner nickelodeon project page on Kickstarter.

Your help is critical and appreciated.

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cascadetheatre
cascadetheatre on January 17, 2014 at 12:23 pm

This really is a quick way to be part of history. The Cascade Theatre deserves to be more than a memory and for movie buffs this is a WHERE IT ALL BEGAN experience.

Audrey Przybylski
Audrey Przybylski on January 17, 2014 at 1:05 pm

This is so exciting because it is a significant part of American history ! Every American will be able to experience the very birthplace of the motion picture empire. Going to the movies is so much a part of our culture today and to understand and experience of what it was like in the beginning … is so exciting !! A place for everyone to discover !! It is a truly great project !

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