In the past two months, Gossips has promoted two events to benefit Fairview Cinema 3: in September, the premiere of Fighting for Freedom, and in October, a screening of the 1959 film noir classic Odds Against Tomorrow. In both cases, the response was amazing, and the events were wonderfully successful. So far more than $10,000 has been raised to buy the digital equipment needed to keep Fairview Cinema 3 from going dark. But this equipment is staggeringly expensive, and there's still a long way to go.
Now there's a way to help save our local hometown movie theater (across the border in Greenport) without leaving your home or even getting up from your computer. Last month, Kristen Decker launched a gofundme campaign with the goal of raising $15,000 to help buy digital projectors for Fairview Cinema 3. Decker says in her appeal statement: "This movie theater has been a part of the community for as long as I can remember. . . . I am not begging anyone or asking for large amounts but even if I gave everything that I had, it wouldn't be enough. So I figured that I would just put it out there for anyone else to donate a little. I am sure everyone in the community has some type of memory here!" That's the essence of crowd sourcing and quintessence of community.
To help the campaign reach its goal and help Fairview Cinema 3 survive, click here.