Thankfully the need for Kliewer's volunteer hours was not necessary, as the community rallied around the movie theater and even Bill Richardson declared his support, as SFR reported here on sfreeper.com. The college ceased operations in May 2009, but reopened quickly (reported here in the New Mexican) under the auspices of Laureate Education Inc., a private company with whom CSF has been doing the will-they-or-won't-they-buy-the-college dance for a few years now. So the school is open, students are taking classes, professors have jobs, and the movie reels are still spinning.
So, long story short, The Screen is safe. An email sent out by Laureate this weekend announced the Screen's 2009-2010 season, the highlights of which include The Horse Boy, opening on Nov. 20; Rembrandt's 'J'Accuse', opening Dec. 18; and The Red Shoes, opening Jan. 1.
For more information on The Screen and featured films, check out SFR's movie caps every week, or visit thescreensf.com.