Brent Cavin, manager of Fort Cinema, has come up with a collaboration to allow Fort Scott High School Tiger Football to be seen on the big screens.
“As new movies continue to be pushed back months we have switched our mindset and focus from being not only a movie theater, but into a gathering place for the community,” Cavin said.
Recently, they have made theater rentals available for private movie and video game parties on the big screens.
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“This is the next step for our community to help keep their theater open,” Cavin said. “It was an idea that came to us as we realized some of the away football games have limited fan attendance. When we noticed that the upcoming football game is several hours away we decided this is the perfect opportunity to give back to the community.”
The number of fans is limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic precautions.
Cavin contacted FSHS and Fort Scott Broadcasting on Friday to pitch the idea, and both were enthusiastic about the concept.
“All three screens are capable of broadcasting the game via Fort Scott TV,” he said. “We are hoping that broadcasting conditions will be optimal Friday night from Wamego, and we are making sure our theater will be able to hopefully stream the game without any hiccups.”
Admission is free.
The staff is asking those who want to attend to come and get a ticket sometime this week between the hours of 6 p.m.and 8 p.m.
“This is solely to give us an estimate on crowd size,” Cavin said.
“There will be a free will donation bucket available for anyone who would like to donate money,” he said.
“Our concession stand will be open with food that all fans are familiar with when they attend games: popcorn, pretzels, nachos, candy, and pizza by the slice from Papa Don’s will be sold,” Cavin said.
The cinema is located just off South Main Street at 224 W. 18th Street.
Doors will open at 6:00 with kickoff scheduled for 7:00.
Come support the undefeated Tigers, while supporting the local cinema.