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Art House Cinema sells theater seats as fundraiser

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 14:11:01-04

The management team at the Art House Pub and Cinema took a break from renovations to work on some fundraising.

The theater put its 1950's old-style seats that originally came from an old theater in Denver up for sale.

There are selling the 52 chairs for $50 each.

They're getting rid of them to make way for bigger and more comfortable seats that will decrease capacity to about 46.

The seats have been part of Art House since its beginning five years ago.

"We did a members and donors sale yesterday just closed to them," said Matt Blakeslee, Art House Executive Director. "And so many of them showed up and they wanted their specific seats that they've seen hundreds of films in potentially over the last five years. But those were their seats sort of things sort of thing which is fun. Just our ability to be relational with our members or anyone else that comes in. It's a different cinema going experience than anywhere else we think."

Blakesley said Art House, which has been closed since the pandemic began will finally re-open to the public in the second weekend in September.