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Art Mission Theatre to Close

Members and followers of local landmark The Art Mission Theatre received a disappointing newsletter today informing them of the upcoming closing. The message read:

It is with great sadness that we must inform our patrons that the Art Mission and Theater will be closing as of Friday 12/29/2017. After much thought regarding the organization's financial position and the current film viewing climate the board of directors has voted to proceed with dissolution.
The Art Mission and Theater has always been an organization that purely ran on love. We are truly grateful to the movie lovers of the Binghamton area for the support of independent film.

There will be a final screenings of National Theatre Live's Follies, a Stephen Sondheim musical on Thursday 12/28 and Friday 12/29 at 7PM.
Pricing is $15, $10 Members and Students.

According the their website, The Art Mission Theatre has a long and storied history here in the Southern Tier. The original Art Mission Gallery was located 128 Washington St. in the heart of downtown Binghamton. The Art Mission was founded by Maggie Martin and opened as a 501 (c) non-profit gallery on NewYear’s Eve, 1998, with an exhibition in cooperation with First Night Binghamton. The Art Theatre was located on the Southside on Vestal Avenue. Always a movie house, it underwent an unseemly “adult” period until it was purchased in the 1980’s by a Binghamton University cinema graduate, Richard Kruce, and became mainly an independent theater.

In 2004, the Art Theatre was destroyed by a devastating fire. Shortly thereafter, it was decided to combine the Art Mission Gallery and Art Theatre into one building, and in 2007, they moved to their current location at 61 Prospect St. 

Reaction on social media has already begun with many expressing great disappointment. Do you have any stories to share of the Art Theare of the past or the current Art Mission Theatre? Share them below.

 

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CooL106.7's 100 Greatest Hits of All Time

Starting at 6pm on New Years Eve and going throughout New Years Day, we will be counting down the 100 Greatest Hits of All Time as determined by....well US! While you may disagree with the order in which they are in, we can guarantee you'll love the music just the same. You'll hear all of your favorite artists, like The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and more! Who do youu think should be included in the countdown? Leave us a comment below. 

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California Man Saves Rabbit from Fire

The horrendous fires continue to rage in Southern Califonia. And one can only imagine the impact on the local wildlife. It's a thought that just makes you shudder. But how far would you be willing to go to help save the animals? One man braved the flames to rescue a wild rabbitt and instant became an internet hero.

The video shows the fire engulfing a highway in Ventura County when suddenly a wild rabbitt darts across the road. A man wearing nothing but shorts and a hoodie raced after him and, well, check out the video below...

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