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Hyperreal Film Club opening screening space, clubhouse in Austin [Video]

The club has signed a lease for a spot at Third and Chicon streets.

AUSTIN, Texas — “Cinema for the people,” in a permanent space. 

Since 2016, the nonprofit – co-founded by Tanner Hadfield, Jenni Kaye and David McMichael – has hosted hundreds of screenings at Austin spots like the Paramount Theatre, Violet Crown Cinema and Hotel Vegas. The group focuses on “entries in the world of cult, genre, arthouse and independent cinema,” paired with short films made in Austin. Hyperreal also runs a film writing site, produces five podcasts and publishes zines.

But until now, the club has never had a home of its own.

On Thursday, Hyperreal launched a Kickstarter that will run through July 13 – the eighth anniversary of its first screening – to help fund operations at its new location at Third and Chicon streets. The club has a goal of $50,000 and, as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, has …

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