Nightlight Cinema Crowdfunds New Seating

By Michelle DeShon

On August 1, The Nightlight Cinema launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for upgraded seating in its single auditorium. Though the indie theater has managed to put more than 25,000 butts in its seats since opening two years ago, its Kickstarter page admits that “tolerable isn’t good enough” when it comes to the discerning derrières of its cinema-savvy audience. Funds raised will go toward plush, modern, cup-friendly chairs. Backers who treated their backsides by donating to the campaign could choose from several support levels, with corresponding rewards.

After meeting its initial $14,000 goal in just eight days, the cinema introduced a stretch goal of $20,000. The additional funds will go toward filling the auditorium’s front row with as many new loveseats as possible. The Kickstarter campaign ended on August 31.