Tivoli Theater reaches fundraising goal to stay open

There’s good news from the Save the Tivoli campaign.

As you may remember, the Westport independent movie theater was in danger of going out of business this month, needing to convert its projection system to digital.

The theater appealed to movie lovers through the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, hoping to raise $130,000 by Dec. 12.

Owner Jerry Harrington announced on the Kickstarter site that the fundraiser worked, and fans of the Tivoli contributed more than enough money to reach the goal.

“We’re thrilled at what’s been accomplished, humbled by the kind responses and very excited about what’s to come,” he wrote on the Kickstarter site.

The theater can now buy two additional projection systems to join the one it has already purchased.

The Kickstarter campaign is still active until Dec. 12, and Harrington says all contributions will continue to go toward the theater upgrades.