John Waters releases video to help struggling Roxie Theater

Getty Images File PhotoSee John Waters' YouTube video below the article.

Getty Images File PhotoSee John Waters' YouTube video below the article.

The man who brought us iconic films such as “Pink Flamingos,” “Hairspray” and “Cry-Baby” is now going to bat for a Mission district movie house that’s struggling financially.

The Roxie Theater has created an online donation drive on Kickstarter, and Waters also contributed a video pledge (see video below) to keep the venue alive that can be seen on YouTube. As of Wednesday afternoon, more than $14,000 of the $60,000 goal had been raised.

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