About the Moxie
Our story starts with two movie lovers that worked very hard. Dan and Nicole Chilton met while working at a movie theater and went on to open the Moxie Cinema in September 2005. The first official screening was the indie drama “Me and You and Everyone We Know.” After three years, the Moxie outgrew the original one screen location at 408 W. Walnut and moved into the recently renovated Wilhoit Plaza building.
A year or so later, Dan and Nicole became parents and started thinking about the next stage in their life. Once word broke that the Chiltons were selling, a group of Moxie goers rallied together and secured financing to purchase the Moxie and transition to a not for profit model.
The Moxie continues to screen first run independent and foreign films that otherwise would never come to town. Since becoming a non profit, we have launched a membership program, expanded kids programs, and won a grant that helps us host a yearlong series that explores the history of film from silent era classics to “The Shining.”
Ye Olde Blog
Before there was the Moxie Cinema there was moxiecinema.com. Dan Chilton chronicled the process of starting and maintaining a small, independently-owned, art-house theater. Although the blog has been known to meander from time to time, it always seems to find its way back. This blog doesn’t cotton to nobody, no how. Read more here.