Geek – it was once a word that was used to hurt people for being different. Now Geek has become a word that people boldly use to identify themselves and their passion for specific interests with pride, be it computer geeks, crafting geeks, gaming geeks, lit geeks, TV geeks, the list goes on.
It’s for this reason that I have always been happy to declare that Greensboro, North Carolina is a geeky town. Few cities with our population size can boast no less than eight video game stores, countless arts and crafting groups, and an army of internet bloggers. And each May, we don’t just celebrate Free Comic Book Day — we declared it an official holiday and renamed our town Comic Book City, USA!
I myself am a movie geek. I love film, and when I moved to Greensboro, one of my goals was to meet other movie geeks. So in 2008, I co-created the Mixed Tape Film Series. Five years later, I’ve made friends with lots of people who are as passionate about movies as I am and watched many others do likewise at our screenings. We’ve had a blast and will continue to do so as we present future Mixed Tape screenings at the historic Carolina Theatre.
But as we celebrate half a decade of Mixed Tape, I am asking all of you to join me in the next step of our journey as we give the rest of Greensboro’s geeks their due. We need a venue where we can hang out and be ourselves. We need a place where we can enjoy a nice beverage and socialize with friends that doesn’t require expensive shoes or a tight dress in order to fit in. We need a place like Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema.
What is Geeksboro? It’s a coffee shop and an “underground” indie movie theater located on 3124 Lawndale Drive that will serve pastries made by local bakeries, beer, and wine. It’s also a social center for people who enjoy crafts, gaming, writing, film and other hobbies, where they can meet and interact with people who share their interests.
In short, Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema is where you belong. For updates, including information on our grand opening, “LIKE” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Geeksboro.
I can’t wait to see you there!