Mission: To maintain the cinema arts in a small community
Programs: Many small rural communities have lost faciilities for the cinema arts and theaters for lack of support. The mission of the solomon valley cinema inc. Has been to build and maintain a community supported family atmosphere theater. In its initial years, solomon valley cinema, inc. Received monetary contributions from the general public and many volunteer labor hours in order to build and establish the theater which opened in 1995. The theater continues to utilitize many volunteer hours along with some paid employees in order to manage and operate the theater. Funds exceeding those needed for maintaining the theater are contributed to the mitchell county community foundation, a local 501 (c) (3) organization to be disbursed by the foundation board members in any area of mitchell county, kansas, towards the betterment of its communities during the 2014 tax year, the organizarion managed and operated the community-based theater. Several part-time employees were hired although many volunteers contributed their time. Net proceeds were used for improvements to the theater. Members continue to receive compliments on the service provided to the community and surrounding areas.