Tivoli Cinemas meets fundraising goal for digital upgrades

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It appears that Kansas City's oldest independent movie theater will stay in business.

Last month, we told you about Tivoli Cinemas and their effort to raise money in order to pay for two new digital projectors.

If the theater couldn't raise the necessary funds for the upgrades, it would have to close. A Kickstarter fund was created, with the thought that the theater would only get the money if it reached their fundraising goal of $130,000 before Dec. 12.

On Monday morning, the fund had received $131,296 in donations.

The theater, located in Westport, has a unique blend of community cinema from independent first-run features, movie classics and foreign films, to film festivals, film classes, performing arts broadcasts and other special screenings. But because of the extra events the theater does, they do not apply for any industry loan programs.

In order to meet their goal, Tivoli must have raised all $130,000 by December 12.

To donate to the theater's Kickstarter account, visit http://kck.st/18aB6me.

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