Help the New Plaza Cinema seeking to replace the recently closed Lincoln Plaza Cinema to continue to provide art and international films to a passionate audience.

Nonprofit: New Plaza Cinema

The Lincoln Plaza Cinema, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, served a large and passionate customer set with independent and international films for many years. They closed last year when their landlord decided to use the space for other purposes.

A group of those devoted fans have formed a nonprofit to revive this important part of Manhattan’s art cinema culture. They have rented space and begun to deliver weekend showings of films and attracting an audience. Their goal is to present a full complement of films and include a film educational center, showcasing creators and historians.

Project: Business Plan Development

We will do a brainstorming session to help the startup nonprofit, New Plaza Cinema, build an effective, sustainable business plan.

  • What are the key components of a business plan which must be addressed?
  • Which opportunities for acquiring (or leasing) theater space would be most useful?
  • What approaches for raising funds should be considered?
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  • Sign up by November 12th.
  • The brainstorming session will be held November 20th at 5:30pm at 1460 Broadway.
  • The session will last approximately 2 1/2 hours.


Contact Project Coordinator Richard Kane, MBA 1968,

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