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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's Official: Scarecrow Video Is Becoming the Scarecrow Project, Under the Nonprofit Auspices of the Grand Illusion

Posted by on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Following our psst-psst last Friday, the Seattle Times has the full official story:

Several of [Scarecrow's] employees, with a little help from a friendly neighborhood cinema, are spearheading a drive to convert the store to nonprofit status. This comes with the blessing of the current owners, who are donating the store’s assets — including its legendary inventory of approximately 120,000 titles. A Kickstarter campaign to fund the transition begins this week.

Later this fall, Scarecrow Video the for-profit business will close and a new nonprofit corporation, known now as The Scarecrow Project, will appear in its place. The Grand Illusion Cinema, just a few blocks from Scarecrow, is the fiscal sponsor of the project, lending its nonprofit status during the transition. The Kickstarter drive, lasting a month, has a goal of $100,000; funds will be used as startup money and for preservation and expansion of the collection.

Congratulations and good luck, Scarecrow!


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All I want are good streaming videos.

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on August 12, 2014 at 10:29 AM · Report this
yelahneb 2
If this were all an elaborate practical joke, the associated names and terminology would already be perfect.
Posted by yelahneb on August 12, 2014 at 11:26 AM · Report this

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