Please add a multipurpose movie/stage theatre
There's already a healthy amount of movies that speak to the Asian and Asian American experience, including award-winning films like WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, MEET THE PATELS, THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGO, ABACUS, etc. With the back to back successes of Asian American stories told by Asian Americans like CRAZY RICH ASIANS, SEARCHING, and TO ALL THE BOYS I LOVED BEFORE, it's opened Hollywood up to fund more Asian American movies, documentaries, and TV shows, and we should prepare ourselves to share our culture and art to the City of Austin. A proper theater (pitched seating for reading subtitles, quality projector and speakers, stage and lighting grid for Q&As and live stage performances, sound board for microphoning multiple speakers, etc.) would allow for easier access to hosting more affordable screening/stage events and more free community screenings/stage events. Austin Asian American Film Festival has long been an advocate for empowering the Asian American voice in media, and we hope the Austin community will support this also.