Campaign made to save Portland’s ‘Movie Madness’ store

The store is scheduled to close in early November

Movie Madness is scheduled to close, but a last-minute kickstarter could save it (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Movie Madness, Southeast Portland’s iconic movie store, is going out of business, but in its 11th hour, there’s a campaign to save it.

Movie Madness owner Mike Clark said there's a lot of memories in the store he's built over 25 years (KOIN).
Movie Madness owner Mike Clark said there’s a lot of memories in the store he’s built over 25 years (KOIN).

The store, which has a selection of more than 80,000 movies and props, is scheduled to close in early November, but not if the Hollywood Theatre can help it. It started a kickstarter campaign to buy the business. So far, it has raised over $210,000 with 25 more days to reach its goal of $250,000.

Owner Mike Clark, who is retiring with the store’s scheduled closing, said the non-profit would be the perfect fit to carry his legacy. He’s looking forward to retirement, knowing the store will hopefully be in good hands.

“I spent over 25 years of my life creating this store,” Clark said. “There’s a lot of memories, a lot of sentimental memories that are in it.”