116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The City Council Tuesday night voted unanimously to give $75,000 to a nonprofit organization that runs a movie theater in downtown Iowa City.
FilmScene opened a 70-seat art-house cinema last fall at 118 E. College St. The council voted to give it $35,000 next fiscal year and $25,000 and $15,000 the two years after that, respectively.
FilmScene is projecting a net loss of $179,000 the next three years before it starts to turn a profit.
The organization wants to eventually move the cinema to a
high-rise building proposed for the eastern edge of downtown.