Movie Madness was founded in 1991 by Mike Clark. Mike is now ready to retire - and he’s offered the Hollywood Theatre the chance to acquire his beloved business for $250,000. (The collection alone was recently appraised at $585,000.)
If we succeed in raising our goal, the Hollywood Theatre will buy Movie Madness - the business and the 80,000+ title collection - and transition it into our nonprofit. We will continue to rent the Belmont storefront for the foreseeable future, and Mike will continue to display his remarkable collection of film props in the store’s film museum. We will also retain the store’s current employees.
The Hollywood is the right organization to buy Movie Madness and ensure its long-term survival. We’ve lovingly restored our 1926 movie palace, and opened our new microcinema at Portland International Airport. We brought 70mm film presentation back to Portland. And we’re a thriving nonprofit with 3,200+ members who believe in our mission of preserving and promoting the art of film.
By acquiring Movie Madness, we’re not trying to save a dying business model - we’re going to help it evolve by rethinking the role it plays in the community.
- We’ll expand our popular membership program to include benefits at Movie Madness.
- We’ll explore community engagement opportunities through construction of a new screening room and the development of new partnerships.
- We’ll partner with Free Geek to provide affordable access to VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray players.
- We’ll continue to preserve and grow the collection, adding new releases and found treasures to ensure that Movie Madness remains a “living collection” that reflects the diverse interests and perspectives of the community it serves.
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