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Any other non-profit cinema people out there? 29 Mar 2004 10:51 #7825

  • RealButter
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Hi,

Many of you might feel that you fall into the non-profit category, but are there any other 501(c)(3) theater people here in the forums?

I run Images Cinema in Williamstown, MA. We're a single-screen indie film house in a community with a population of 8,000 (6,000 residents and 2,000 Williams College students). We're located in the Northern Berkshires -- about as far away from Boston as you can get and still be in Massachusetts.

I'm interested in networking with other non-profit cinemas to find out how you connect with your community, what kind of programs you're doing, what challenges you face, what role volunteers play (volunteers staff our concessions every screening), what successes you've had, board and staff configuration, what your membership structure is, volunteer management, etc., etc.

Originally a 400 seat single screen cinema, Images is now a 200 seat cinema and has been in operation since 1916. We became a non-profit in 1998 when the community "saved" us when the owner at the time was closing the cinema doors. We currently have 400+ members and 30+ active volunteers.

Let's talk!

Sandra Thomas
Executive Director www.imagescinema.org
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Re: Any other non-profit cinema people out there? 30 Mar 2004 08:47 #7826

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Sandra,

My theatre, the Lyric, is a 501(c)(3) with, what sounds like a similar situation. We use a volunteer staff every night for concessions and box office. We only have one paid staff each night to act as projectionist and manager. (I refuse to use volunteer staffing for these two critical jobs.)

Our theatre was built in 1930 and closed in the '80's. We renovated the theatre in 1998. It seats 477. We're situated in a college based community of about 20k-30k population. (Depending on if the students are in or not.)

I'd be happy to chat with you about how we do things here, and I'd love to hear what some of your solutions are to the unique problems our kind of theatre faces.

Feel free to contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Look forward to hearing from you,
Rance
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Re: Any other non-profit cinema people out there? 30 Mar 2004 09:07 #7827

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Rochester's Little Theatre (5 screens, art and classic films) is now operated as a not-for-profit corporation:
http://www.little-theatre.com/membership.php

John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
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Rochester, NY 14650-1922
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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Customer Technical Services
Entertainment Imaging
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7525A
Eastman Kodak Company
Rochester, NY 14650-1922
Telephone: +1 585-477-5325 Fax: +1 585-722-7243
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Re: Any other non-profit cinema people out there? 30 Mar 2004 10:43 #7828

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Rance, where is the Lyric?

John, I've never been to The Little but I've always admired it. I'm trying to figure out a way to get anothe screen -- five would be supreme!

Sandra
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Re: Any other non-profit cinema people out there? 31 Mar 2004 09:14 #7829

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The Lyric is in Blacksburg, Virginia.. home of the Virginia Tech Fighting Gobblers, aka the Hokies. You can visit our website at http://www.thelyric.com

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