Cinema Nolita Fund Raising Drive

Posted on: August 4th, 2009 at 6:45 am by

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We received yet another update yesterday regarding the endangered Cinema Nolita.  The owners are holding a fund raising drive for the next couple weeks with the hope of collecting enough cash to stay in the neighborhood.

Per the email blast:

“Hi folks. Here is an update to whats going on at the store.Due to the overwhelming demand of customers and other neighborhood folks, we have managed to extend our deadline by two weeks. This means that we will continue to rent movies, show films, and do the other stuff we have been doing for the past seven years – for a bit longer. We will be open for business during our regular hours.

This also means that we have two weeks to raise the necessary funds to keep the store in business. We are currently $8000 dollars in the hole. If we can pull that money together by August 15th, we can then find other ways to keep the collection intact and to stay in business. In an effort to accomplish this, we are planning to have a few fundraising events in the upcoming days. We are reaching out to our downtown friends and should have a better idea of what the events will be in the next day or so. If you have any ideas, please send them to

We also encourage anyone who can to donate an extra few dollars when they are at the store. Our goal is, eventually, for the store to operate as a sort of non-profit (even to just slightly lose money would actually be ok). Mainly, we want to keep a unique local store in the neighborhood.

Many of you have already done a lot for us and we are very grateful. By tomorrow, we will email a more complete description of what is on tap for the next couple of weeks. We are also creating a site that will allow us to see how we are doing with our goal.  Thanks for your support.”

Well, there you have it. More information as the story unfolds, so stay tuned!

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