Save the Kino Campaign

| November 3, 2009

More than 300 people attended a public meeting to launch a campaign to save Cork’s Kino Cinema, the only independent cinema outside of Dublin, which recently announced it was being forced to close on Sunday, 29th November as a result of High Court proceedings by creditors seeking repayment of a debt owed for design work. Established in 1996, the Kino has been Cork’s only dedicated arthouse cinema.

Kino owner Mick Hannigan confirmed that a special steering committee has been formed following the public meeting to both raise funds to pay off a debt of about €60,000 and to develop a business plan to put the 188-seat cinema on a sound financial footing. Those in attendance included the Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin, Fine Gael TD Deirdre Clune, Labour TDs Kathleen Lynch and Ciarán Lynch, and Senator Dan Boyle.

Also, over 5,000 people have signed up to save the Kino on facebook. To join them, please click here http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=210189208344

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