That is fantastic. Love that place. Now keep that money in an ultra-safe place till it's ready to be spent (for all I know it already has been)!
A great big thank you to Zach. And an even bigger thank you to the local community who made this campaign a success through their volunteer hours, donations and love of the Rio Theater.
Very nice to hear the theater will be "saved". It would be even more far reaching if someone revitalized the rest of Monte Rio which hasn't seen any reinvention in the last 50 years!
He's obviously never been in the building or he wouldn't have bothered
Love that theater! That's where I had my very first kiss over like 25 years ago! Cocktail was the movie playing at the time! Lol! So glad it is being saved!!
Darius Anderson, in my opinion, uses the newspapers as advomercials to promote himself and boost his ego, or promote his personal financial interests. The Editors of these papers argue till they are red in the face that they are in control of the editorial content and Darius doesn't influence their converage, but any person of reasonable intelligence when reading these stories, can see right through those statements. Whether the editorial staff has blindly drank the Kool-Aid so long they aren't consciously making editorial decisions, or Darius hands them a memo (or Falk/Hooper) and says "here, run this" one cannot tell.
The Kings Sacramento articles have nothing to do with Sonoma County except that it boosts Darius' ego so he thinks.
The Chateau Sonoma hotel Darius proposes is news in Sonoma but the way Bolling covers the stories in the Index Tribune is an advomercial and they are biased for the success of the project. Both Lynch and Bolling have ownership stakes in the paper and Darius is betting on the completion of the hotel so if the hotel project fails, not only Darius but also Lynch and Bolling will be harmed financially so the inherent conflict of interest is for them not to write anything negative, with hold Letters to the Editor that are not positive, and undermine any offort they do make at covering a balanced approach. Anything covered is countered by negative slams throughout the article so their bias comes out everytime.
Thats OK, the people of Sonoma see right through these efforts and the values of these newspapers is dropping like flies. They are embarrassing Sonoma and themselves but they've sold out so badly anyway, it doesn't matter to them any more.
Great. I grew up going to the Rio. My Grandma and Grandpa owned Stella's Pastry Shop in Monte Rio for 15 years. The building was right next to Bartlett's Store.
I walk by the Rio EVERYDAY with my kid. The theatre is also the cover of my wedding album. This means so much to our community and my family. Words can't even express my appreciation. Tears of joy- right here. Thanks EVERYONE who helped. What an impact on our little community!
Bet S. Charles Lee designed it... he loved his quonset huts!
I think it is wonderful that Zach contributed the final $500 that got the Rio to it's 60k goal but he did not save the theater. There were volunteers who put in countless hours, several people who pledged $5,000 and community first credit union who sponsored a movie day.
"A famous guy gave a decent sized pledge at the end" is not as dramatic a headline but closer to the truth. I hope he is excited about it and gets involved because that would be great but the community came together for this one and it is our wonderful community that saved the Rio.
This is so cool! Our little tiny Rio Theatre, which was ready to close its doors due to its inability to afford new digital technology, has been saved by its community and a final push to the end by actor Zach Braff! The theatre would not suit many city types, as it is in an old Quonsut Hut and doesn't have all the luxuries of mega complexes. Thanks goodness. It oozes charm and Americana. It sits on the Russian River in Monte Rio, and is the only theatre that I have ever been to that serves homemade foods, and rather than being bombarded by commercials before the main attraction, you get to see the owners vacation photos. Its cool that the community has come together to support this icon, and that Zach Braff came through to support a truly unique theatre experience. Cool. One more little piece of a unique America spared from extinction. Zach, you have a new fan!
Thank you Zach! Thank you Gabe Meline for posting the graph I created, and updated almost every day since the Rio Kickstarter campaign began! And thank you, KGO 7 News for your story that got the pledges to jump five times higher than the entire previous month!
Is this real? I live like 15 minutes from this movie theater
The Santa Rosa Raley's employees are awful! They deserve nothing! They are so mean they kicked out a pretti for a customer thought she moved wrong! All because we have WOMEN in the mime! I hate women! I'm not surprised at what they look like, and I don't care that they take it that they are a pretti.
There is always something wrong when it comes to things like mortgages and paydayloans. Have you noticed that both of these aspects are under the constant investigation process?! So many fake companies are trying to rip people off...same time it is our fault as well, as we are not as accurate as we could have been! We have to start beng way more responisble about things like mortgages. As take a look, so many frauds have been discovered lately!
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I created an online petition about this. I realized a sit in protest could get out of hand and cause damage, something I would never want to happen. Here's the link to it: http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/brin…
Hail the call of the 60s, I think it's time for a sit in protest!
Did the "Montgomery Village Covered Wagon," become a distraction for traffic lights or create accidents?....This is more gentrification by outsiders to Sonoma County...Fire the "City employees of The Design Review Board!" ...Return the Montgomery Village Covered Wagon.....And this "Historical property," should be protected and designated immediately...The "City Of S.R. Design Review Board," take down the Peanuts character's while your at destruction of many of our roots and heritage....Add another one-third mile runway extension to the Sonoma County Airport...Oh, it's also time for you to return to Carmel, Ca...Sure...Not.
Hi Omar. Thanks for the correction about the SSCCC and CyBear Copy Center. I appreciate it. --J. Loceff
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