Filmmaker John Waters Galvanizes Support for Roxie Theater

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Culture, Local News, News | No Comments

via MissionLocal by Erica Hellerstein

Roxie theater, located on 16th street, is the oldest continuing operating cinema.

The Mission’s own Roxie Theater, a San Francisco institution, is the city’s oldest continuously operating cinema. Recently it launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $60,000 to support its conversion to a nonprofit organization.

So far the project has raised $14,497, with 28 days left to go. Celebrities, including Baltimore-bred filmmaker John Waters, have publicly supported the campaign by producing short promotional films about the theater.

In an excerpt from his video, Waters tells viewers: “The Roxie is what moviegoing is all about. If you don’t give them money, you’re an asshole.”

You can check out the full video here and learn more about the Kickstarter campaign here.

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