IOWA CITY, Iowa-- Founders of a new non-profit movie theater going into downtown Iowa City are celebrating. FilmScene, has surpased their fundraising goal of $75,000 dollars, with just days to spare before their deadline.
This means construction of the 80 seat theater and cafe, located in Iowa City's Ped Mall, can move forward. FilmScene founders hope construction will be finished soon, and while they don't have an exact opening date they hope to start showing films daily by November first.
FilmScene Founders are partnering with the Bijou Film Board-a non profit, student run cinema at the U of I for more than 40 years to bring unique films to downtown Iowa City. These are films you won't find at the average movie theater.
"Showing first run independent films, new releases, foreign films, documentaries, then we'll do some special programs, classics, family films or some favorite films from the 80's. We'll do all sorts of things here so it will be really fun," said Andrew Sherburne, Co-Founder of FilmScene.
The theater will also have an attached café which will serve some non-traditional movie concession items like locally made wine, beer, food, and desserts, but of course there will still be classics like popcorn and candy.
Once open film scene will have showings 365 days a year.