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December 17, 2011 at 10:53 AM

SEEDArts raising money to reopen Columbia City Cinema

In case you missed it in the Seattle Times movie blog, Moira McDonald reported this week that a local arts nonprofit is raising money to re-open the Columbia City Cinema, which closed last May.

She wrote:

The local nonprofit SEEDArts, working with a community advisory board, has developed a plan to refurbish and reopen the theater as a “Community Supported Cinema” — but needs to raise $60,000 in 60 days to do it.

The previous owner, Paul Doyle, blamed the city for his cinema’s failure. He said their fire-code requirements were too onerous.

Non-profits have successfully taken over Doyle’s struggling movie theaters at least three other times — in Bellingham, Tacoma and the University District.

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