When the Ramsey Cinema on Main Street in the borough was sold earlier this year, it's fate remained in limbo.
Since the beginning of the month, Mahwah residents Laura and Dave Rose, and their business partner Karen Emmert - who all own Planet Swirl next door to the theater - have been trying to raise the funds necessary to convert the theater to a new mandatory digital platform and keep it open as a cinema.
"We only have 7 days left," Laura Rose said in a note to Patch Tuesday. "We have raised just over $70,000 in 28 days. The program ends on November 4, and we must hit $125,000 in order to be funded."
Laura, a mother of four, says she's been trying to get the word out throughout the Mahwah and Ramsey communities about helping donate to the cause since deciding to take over the theater after it was sold in September.