Fundraising continues for new arthouse cinema in NoDa


Plans for a new arthouse cinema in NoDa are continuing to move forward, and the Charlotte Film Society recently revealed its name: The Independent Picture House.

The nonprofit announced its plans for a three-screen theater at 4237 Raleigh Street last summer, as a place for independent, classic, and foreign films that will also serve as the home of film festivals and a resource for local filmmakers. It came after last spring’s closure of Charlotte’s beloved Manor Theatre, as well as Regal Ballantyne and other arthouse cinemas.

Fundraising for The Independent Picture House is still under way. Hundreds of people have contributed to a GoFundMe for the project, raising more than $110,000 of the $150,000 goal so far. To contribute, click here. The group is also launching a fundraising drive with the help of Foundation for the Carolinas, in which it will ask 100 families and organizations to donate $5,000 or more. That effort has raised more than $100,000 so far.

The film society hopes to open the new theater in the fall.