Viva La Art House

$8,050 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 190 people in 25 months
Zoetropolis  is Lancaster's only independent movie theater! We pride ourselves in bringing beautiful, thought provoking and artistic films to the community. Our love for film and the arts fuels our drive to keep Zoetropolis alive and thriving. We've added yoga, open mic nights, music performances, comedy performances, art shows and local film maker events to our programming as a way to broaden the exposure of arts to our city and appeal to a wide variety of people. We've worked incredibly hard to diversify programming, market our ideas and promote our theater to the community with dismal returns. In short, although so many people tell us they love our theater, time after time our shows have less than 5 people in the audience, sometimes none.  As a business with rent overhead, utilities and payroll, it's no lie when we say that Zoetropolis is in real trouble. Currently Zoetropolis Art house is asking for your help in raising money to cover taxes and rent. We remain hopeful that our new ideas and continued dedication will pay off but without support from the community that we exist to serve, the theatre's time is severely limited. These funds are required by February 1st and the entire reason for our plea is the urgent deadline. Your contribution would allow us to get caught up and keep independent film alive in Lancaster. This means so much to us as we love our theater like a family member. Please understand that it is with intense humility that we ask for your help now. None of the owners of Zoetropolis have ever collected one dime of payment for working tireless hours to support their art endevors. Every cent donated will go directly to keeping Zoetropolis open. #ourtailsbetweenourlegs. We really hate to ask but we'd hate to close more. 
Much love,
Leigh, Cheila & Nate
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Don't forget you are all invited to our movie night tonight to see the Big Lebowski. We'll do our best to seat you all but early arrival is recommended. The 3 of us will thank you in person and admission is free.
Thanks Again you cool people you!
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Lancaster!!! You are still donating even though we've met our goal! You can't know how much this means to us! You're renewing our spirit!!! Heck maybe we'll pay next month's rent early! Thank you again and don't forget all donors are invited this Monday at 6:00 for a free movie, popcorn and beer (w/id).
Love, Cheila Nate and Leigh.
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We are Soooo humbled and grateful for the generosity of this amazing city, friends, family and zoe fans!! We reached $5000 and counting! Your continued donations speak volumes! Believe us, we will put all additional donations towards upgrades, equipment and theatre costs. As a Thank You to everyone who donated, we will be having a Free Movie and Beer Night Monday February 1st at 6:00 and will show The Big Lebowski. We SAID LEBOWSKI DUDES!!!!
The Big Lebowski Thank You Party 2/1/16
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Anne Kirby
25 months ago
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Happy to help and spread the word! Thanks for all you do!

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Rich Mehrenberg
25 months ago

Congrats on reaching your goal!

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$8,050 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 190 people in 25 months
Created January 26, 2016
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Timothy Heller
25 months ago

We love independent films and Zoetropolis in Lancaster! I can't imagine our city without the cultural option of film.

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Rob Fisher
25 months ago

Hope this makes 2016 all the better for you guys.

Anne Kirby
25 months ago
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Happy to help and spread the word! Thanks for all you do!

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Rich Mehrenberg
25 months ago

Congrats on reaching your goal!

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