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Reopen Cine Mexico Theater in San Jose

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Stephanie Chang


Dear Friends of Live Music in San Jose & Beyond:

We ask for your support today to help repair and reopen the long-neglected Cine Mexico Theater in San Jose. Once a beautiful and thriving landmark of the community that served as a venue for feature films and performing artists, the building fell into disrepair and has sat empty for many years. Our goal is to bring Cine Mexico back to life again as a live music and entertainment venue that will be accessible to all ages. There are many opportunities to use this nearly 8,000 sq ft. building in ways that will benefit the community, but proposed improvements include reinstalling a projector and screen to show movies again, as well as adding a coffeehouse & café and art gallery. We are open to input and suggestions on what the space may become.

Our immediate needs at this time to move forward on opening Cine Mexico is providing the owners with a deposit of $6,000 before we can access the building to begin making repairs. The building has been neglected and will need a great deal of work, including: new roofing, flooring, electric and plumbing installation, exterior & interior painting and more. A rough estimate of the amount needed to cover the cost of these repairs is $16,000, which may increase once the final cost of city permits is confirmed. The large sum needed is reflective of the extent of work that this building needs, but once sufficient funds are acquired to complete these repairs, San Jose will have a unique and permanent venue for music and performing arts that will be the largest in the city. Your donations in any amount are deeply appreciated and will help to reopen the doors of Cine Mexico Theater.



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