The Cinema Saver introduces the
DOLLAR$ FOR DIGITAL
Initiative
Please help us raise money to stay in the community for many years to come!
 
 
Our movie theater is threatened by evolving technology. We need to find ways to raise money to purchase the new equipment so that we can stay in business and continue to offer our community affordable entertainment for many years to come. 
 
In January of 2013, we were selected to receive one auditorium's worth of digital equipment from Save America's Cinemas. However, the organization is not able to provide us with the equipment that we were promised. We need your help now more than ever, as we did not factor the money for that set of equipment into our $200,000 loan.
 
Money Raised to Date: $7744
Last Updated: April 22, 2013

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YOU can help us keep our doors open - Donate with PayPal today!

Please note that the CInema Saver is a for-profit business and that donations are non-deductible.
 
Donations can also be made at the theater at 19 Madison Ave during normal business hours. Donate in the theater and receive a special recognition card on our Donors' Wall!
 
We can accept your check donation - simply make it out to Cinema Saver and mail to:
Cinema Saver
19 Madison Ave
Endicott, NY 1376o

You can also help us by donating used clothing, bedding and linens. Just place your donations inside the blue donation bins outside of our theatre. All County Used Clothes gives us $0.08 per pound collected!  Every little bit helps, so next time you come to the movies, please consider bringing bag of items to donate!
 
If you would like to raise money for your organization by collecting used clothes, please visit www.AllCountyUsedClothes.com !
 
Read the story of the Cinema Saver below, from the owner Amber Earle:
 
    "I'm a local girl from Endicott.  I graduated from UE High School and also from B.U.  While going to college at B.U. I started doing discount movies at the Ritz Theater in Binghamton.  My sister Ronda started to work for me.  Shortly after we had a huge snow storm and the roof collapsed on the theater....effectively putting me out of business.  My sister Ronda got permission to salvage the equipment in hopes to start a new discount movie theater at a new location.  After a few starts and stops she settled on the Burt's building and set about completely renovating it to be a Twin (two screen) theater.  The $1.50 Cinema was born in May 1994.  She ran the theater for 4 years and in 1998 I bought it from her.  We closed for a month.  We sloped the floors in both auditoriums, put in new seating, painted and scrubbed the floors, added lighting and opened with the new name Cinema Saver.
   Although we intitially kept the price the same we wanted the option of raising prices in the future and we wanted to start getting a new reputation.  For several years my husband and partner Wesley kept his day job, so we could put all our profits into improving the cinema.  We have since added three new screens, upgraded sound and projecters several times and now offer private birthday parties and added private party rooms.  In short we have continued to make our business viable and an asset to the community. 
    The current obstacle we are facing is that the film industry is rapidly becoming the digital industry.  We estimate that the costs of obtaining the new equipment will surpass $300,000 or $60,000 per auditorium.   Film companies are telling us to 'go digital or die'.  At some point in the near future we will not have the option of showing 35 mm film because it will no longer be produced.
    We love our business and our community and I know our patrons love and appreciate us, but to take on a loan for these upgrades would take more than our current annual profits, and for several years to come.  This is not possible. We have looked into used equipment, but since the technology is so new there is none yet available.  If we can get enough money to make the conversion with out taking a loan, we can exist at our current prices and continue offering a discount movie option to our community."
 
 
YOU can help us keep our doors open - Donate with PayPal today!

Please note that the CInema Saver is a for-profit business and that donations are non-deductible.
Donations can also be made at the theater at 19 Madison Ave during normal business hours. Donate in the theater and receive a special recognition card on our Donors' Wall!

Cinema Saver
19 Madison Ave. Endicott, NY 13760
(607) 754-6588

Who are we? Cinema Saver is Binghamton's biggest discount theatres with 5 theatres in the 'old Burt's building' in Endicott, NY.

With two theatres above the ground floor, two on the ground floor and one below the ground floor, Cinema Saver has the ability to run many second run movies just a couple weeks after they come out of the main theatres.

Are you sick of paying high ticket prices? Cinema Saver's great low price of $2.00 (matinee, seniors and students) and $4.00 (adults after 6:00pm) makes watching movies still very affordable for the whole family.