In January 2009 the former operators of the movie theater of Ebersbach closed it down. A group of friends and enthusiasts who wanted to save the building and the cinema founded the "Ebersbach Movie-Theater and Cultural Association" in March 2009. The city of Ebersbach found their solid concept convincing; on this basis it bought the building in the same year, and restored it thoroughly over a two-year period. On 23 September 2011, the key to the cinema was given symbolically into the hands of the association and its twenty members as official operators and users of the building. Since then, the cinema, its popularity reaching far beyond the confines of the city limits, has offered two film showings each week and a monthly cultural event.