CinemaSalem Closing in on Fundraising Goal

An online fundraiser aimed at saving CinemaSalem is almost there.

As of early this morning, an online fundraising effort to save CinemaSalem that kicked off last week is some $4,000 away from reaching its goal.

Theater Owner Paul Van Ness has enlisted the help of Kickstarter, an online fundraising platform, in the hopes of raising the $60,000 needed to buy the digital projectors he needs to stay in business.

At 1:30 a.m. Friday, the theater had raise $55,428 in pledges toward the cause.

Without the projectors, Van Ness said the theater won't be able to show the latest Hollywood films and will force him to close up shop in a matter of months, according to this video on the Kickstarter page.

Click Here for a look at the Save CinemaSalem Kickstarter fundraiser page.

Will you be making a donation to the cause? Let us know why or why not in the comments section below.

Joseph Donoghue December 14, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I'm glad to see the community at large, standing up tall for this gem we all benefit from. The Cinema has added so much to the Museum Place Mall , which needs an anchor like the Salem Cinema to survive the long winter months.
Dan Faust December 14, 2012 at 07:52 PM
great news, this is a proud moment for salem....
Tom Uellner December 15, 2012 at 09:41 PM
They made it! CinemaSalem made it with 30 days to go! I'm very happy for them and to see the support of the community for them.
Cwheels December 16, 2012 at 12:18 AM
It was great seeing A Christmas Story on the big screen last weekend, my seven year old may have a new Christmas favorite. Salem is lucky to have this place and I was happy to pull out my wallet. I believe this fundraiser is proof that Salem doesn't need a CPA. We are a grateful and generous community.
Bob Broderick December 16, 2012 at 02:49 PM
I'm so proud to be part of the wonderful city of Salem. Thank you and congratulations to Salem Cinema. They are truly a gift to this city.


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