Popcorn N Roses launch the “Save Our Screens” campaign

posted by PNRNetworks on April 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

Popcorn N Roses has launched a new program aimed at helping theaters in need in the US and around the world.

Dubbed the “Save Our Screens” campaign, this new feature on our parent site at Popcorn N Roses will also be featured in a regular segment on our weekly podcast, Subject:CINEMA, and will probably be spun off into it’s own blog in the near future.

The campaign was inspired by the events in the 2006 documentary Preserve Me A Seat by director Jim Fields, and in particular the campaigns to save the Indian Hills Theatre in Omaha and the Gaiety Theatre (aka Publix Theatre) in PNR’s home base of Boston. Neither campaign was a success, and it was mostly due to local politics at the time.

Our new Save Our Screens campaign will be spotlighting theaters that are in need of a little TLC. No matter what the case is – from a theater having trouble getting new seating or equipment to theaters now closed and in danger of demolition, SOS is designed to bring these plights to a wider audience and hopefully inspire our readers and listeners to get involved, to make a donation, or to pass the word around.

We launched the campaign this past weekend with a spotlight on the Columbia City Cinema in Seattle, which is having a hard time because of financial woes and local politics. Little neighborhood theaters need all the help they can get, and Columbia City Cinema is no exception.

We urge our readers and listeners to let us know if they have a theater in their area, or know of a theater outside of their area, that may benefit from being featured in this new endeavour. We cannot guarantee to cover ALL the theaters in trouble out there, but we’ll do our best to bring as many as we can to the attention of our readers and listeners. To pass on a tip to us, write to us at “saveourscreens [at] popcornnroses.com”, and we’ll take a look and see what we can do.

Our campaign’s slogan is a sort of philosophy that we ourselves believe in – “You don’t have to live nearby to help out – because someone there will enjoy it for you!”

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