We believe that film opens the world. It gives us all the chance to see new places, hear new ideas, and feel new connections. This is what makes film such a powerful teaching tool. It is also one of the reasons that education has become central to the Moxie’s mission.
In the last few years, we expanded beyond free kids programming to begin offering “Visual Literacy” field trips for hundreds of third graders from Springfield Public Schools. These 90 minute in-theater classes help kids develop critical visual literacy skills by exploring a few basic filmmaking concepts.
Sadly, the pandemic forced our 159-day closure bringing our progress to a halt. Upon reopening, we voluntarily limited capacity to 25% for the safety of our community. All of this comes at a cost. In 2020, ticket and concession sales dropped 85%. Suffice to say, we have had to be resourceful just to keep the lights on, let alone films on our screens. But now, as we all begin to feel the pandemic’s end is near, we want to redouble our efforts to expand our impact.
To do this, we need your help to raise $10,000 during Give Ozarks – Road to Recovery on March 24. Every dollar we raise will be invested in our education initiatives, to both build current programs and develop new ones that will extend our reach and impact.
Wow! Moxie doubles goal
Moxie Cinema raised $19,213 yesterday in 12 hours thanks to generous donors like you, nearly doubling our $10,000 target. This wave of support will allow us to instantly ramp up planning for a 6th grade Field Trip we've been dreaming about for more than a year. We'll also be able to continue our 3rd grade field trips for at least another year. Wanted to just give you a quick update and say thank you! Now I am off to help prepare the theater to host a 'virtual" field trip for some 3rd graders from Wilder Elementary.
Ex. Director, Moxie Cinema