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Vulcan Video is throwing a party to thank customers and raise money to stay open

The "Damn the Man, Save Vulcan Video" party is Saturday, June 8.

AUSTIN, Texas — Vulcan Video is hoping to live a little longer and keep on prospering.

The 33-year-old Austin institution – a family-owned video store specializing in cult, foreign and classic films – has been struggling to keep operations going in a streaming-heavy world. 

So, they started a GoFundMe campaign to encourage fans to donate to help them keep going and cover basic expenses like rent, utilities and wages. Since May 21, they've managed to raise $25,885 of their $35,000 goal.

To celebrate and thank their customers, Vulcan is throwing a party Saturday at 4411 Russell Drive starting at noon. 

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The "Damn the Man, Save Vulcan Video" party – so named in reference to a line from '90s cult hit "Empire Records" – will be a cinephile celebration featuring showings of"Ghostbusters," "Gremlins" and "Top Secret!", plus drinks provided by Thirsty Planet.

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Any customers that strap on their proton packs and show up dressed as Ghostbusters will get a free Vulcan t-shirt and a raffle ticket. 

Every movie rental will get you a free sticker – and if you open a new account, you can get your first rental free, plus a raffle ticket.

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Finally, later on in the day, Vulcan GM Jacob Knight promises a "VHS Trash Action Double Feature" that will include movies that are "1000% more insane than PREDATOR."

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