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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Caféshorts brings indie shorts to local eateries

Cool idea: an Orlando start-up called Caféshorts brings a mini-festival of short films to a local restaurant once a week. In between films, there's a break for food service. And the whole show is over by 9 PM, so parents can get home and relieve the babysitter. There's no charge for patrons; seems like restaurants foot the bill, to lure patrons on slower nights (like Mondays).

The Orlando Sentinel has a report. And here's the company's explanation of how the business proposition works. (Although they're not very clear about how they make money... I'm assuming the restaurant pays a fee or shares some of the evening's revenue.) Ambitiously, they expect to be in "thousands of locations within 2 years!"


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