Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Support Salem Cinema

All right folks, by now many of you have heard that Salem Cinema (and theaters in general) are having a hard time staying in business. Personally, I love being able to see an array of films for a reasonable price right in my little ol' hometown of Salem. I would like to continue doing so. With that in mind, I'm organizing a little Support Salem Cinema event or two. The local Twitter gang has been chatting about times and dates that might work for the most people. Obviously, we can't fit everyone's schedule, but it looks like the most popular times are this Thursday, August 5th, and next Tuesday the 10th (this date has the most votes so far). Here is what I'd like to propose:

Two Salem Cinema support groups. One Thursday for anyone who is available on short notice, and one next Tuesday to give you a week to prepare. I know this is quite a radical suggestion, but I think it might work. :) You can come to one or both nights. Doesn't hurt to support them twice!


  • Meet at Salem Cinema at 7 PM for snacks and socializing
  • Pick a movie (There are 3 that start at 7:45)
  • Watch your movie
  • Discuss with friends afterwards at Boon's if you wish (optional, but always fun!)
Leave a comment below to RSVP. Hope to see you all at one of these nights!

P.S. They have some deals going on. Check the website before you go so you don't miss out. Go to http://www.salemcinema.com/index.html or click on the image at the top.


HellcatBetty said...

I'm in for next Tuesday the 10th! Can't wait :)

Anonymous said...


Thank you so much for your post and for the incredible support!

My theater is certainly not the only one struggling right now...just last Friday I was talking with a theater owner in Arizona and was told their circumstances are similar. There is nothing I can do to help them but there are things I can do for Salem Cinema and I know that sharing my fears and need for support is one of them. With you and all the others who have written this evening by my side, I feel hopeful we can stay afloat even as the economic tides continue to be unpredictable.

I know Salem Cinema is of value to our community and I want you and the rest of our community to know that I, too, will do what it takes to keep this business viable. Thank you for helping to give me hope!

I guess I'll see you at the movies soon!!


KB said...

I will be there next Tuesday, and possibly Thursday if I decide to skip derby practice.

Amber said...

I'm in for Thursday!

Melina Tomson, MS said...

I will be at one of them for sure...maybe both.

Stephanie Matlock Allen said...

I can't make either date! But thanks for organizing this :)

Anonymous said...

Put me down for Tuesday as well.

solarjinx said...

Count me in for Tuesday the 10th. This is a great idea, especially the after party (I mean discussion) at Boone's.

The Mulligan Family said...

Well, obviously I missed last night. I don't know if I can make it Tuesday - but I'll try. Hubby and I are going on Saturday to see "Ondine". I hope the turnout was good last night??
Thanks for organizing!
Cheers, Cindy

solarjinx said...

Shiiiiiit! I completely forgot to carve this event reminder into my bedroom wall. Grrr, I'm sorry. How did it go?

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