Rio Theatre crowdfunding campaign makes history

first_img Login/Register With: A single, $10 donation from India or an elderly woman rushing in to make a donation in her pajamas just shy of a midnight deadline.As daunting as kicking up $2.5 million in three weeks may be, it’s those types of gestures that have Corrine Lea pretty certain that the Rio Theatre will be saved from redevelopment.Adding to that buildup of momentum was an email Lea received from Indiegogo Tuesday that reads as follows: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Congrats on not only raising over $500,000, but also being the highest funded campaign to save a theater in the history of crowdfunding!”Lea spoke to the Courier Tuesday morning, just hours after the online crowdfunding campaign officially closed. A benchmark of $1 million was set about two months ago and the final tally eclipsed just north of $500,500. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement The Rio Theatre’s Indiegogo campaign closed on Monday night after raising $500,000 in 50 days. Lea and a team of investors now need to come with up with another $2.5 million before May 7.Photograph By DAN TOULGOET Facebook Twitterlast_img read more