The Lyric Cinema is not ‘kitten’ around with CatVideoFest

Ty Davis

Courtesy of Rafael Film.

The Lyric Cinema is going to have a catacular film showing this weekend.

The Fort Collins theater will be hosting the CatVideoFest, a 70-minute feature length compilation of cat videos from across the internet Sunday, March 10 in cooperation with the Larimer Humane Society.

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Oscilloscope Laboratories, a New York-based independent film company, created and distributed the film to multiple theaters across the country. Each showing helped raise funds for local animal shelters or cat rescue groups. They originally started the CatVideoFest in 2017, but this will be the first year The Lyric will be hosting the film.

“They reached out to us about it, and we thought it was kinda perfect for our audience, so we said we would play it, so we sold out the big theater,” said Kait Edwards, assistant manager for The Lyric.

According to Edwards, 200 tickets have already been sold, and if any more are sold, it will likely result in an encore showing.

Local band Cactus Cat will also be performing in The Lyric’s lobby from 4:30-6:30 p.m. before the film. A third of ticket sales will be donated to Larimer Humane Society. With 200 tickets already sold, this means the Humane Society has already raised an estimated $800. According to Edwards, The Lyric and the Larimer Humane Society have worked together for fundraising events in the past, so the pairing seemed like a natural fit.

“We wanted to try something new, and we love holding fundraisers and raising money for organizations in town,” Edwards said. “And I think a full feature length film of cat videos sounds really fun and people that come to see our movies would really like it. So it’s just right up our alley and something we wanted to be a part of.”

The CatVideoFest website also has posters for sale. Proceeds from the posters will also be donated to cat shelters.

Ty Davis can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or Twitter @tydavisACW.