Columbia City Cinema selling its seats to raise desperately-needed cash

posted by CSWalczak on December 29, 2010 at 7:45 am

SEATTLE, WA — After having an attempt to raise funds by selling stock/ blocked by state regulators, Paul Doyle is now offering the seats of his financially-ailing Columbia City Cinema for sale, with the goal of raising $50,000 by January 1. Purchasers may actually have the seats or have a plaque installed on the seats attesting to the seats' ownership, or have the seats repurchased by the theater when it is back on solid financial ground.

The message that went out to supporters this week: “Hooray! We’ve figured out how to save the cinema. But it’s going to take every one of you, or it won’t work. And it needs to happen now.”

Doyle set a Jan. 1 deadline for raising $50,000. That amount would buy the theater enough time to remain open indefinitely in 2011 while fundraising continues.

The story is in the online Seattle P-I.

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Comments (2)

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on December 29, 2010 at 11:57 am

Movie fans are really hot to acquire real cinema seats for their private home theaters.
I vividly recall, when San Francisco’s infamous Castro Theatre tossed their ailing seats into huge dumpsters… people climbed in and to rescue them for their home projects.
Paul, I wish you well with your campaign… you really need an “angel” or even a “sugar daddy”.

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