The idea of expression and communication and understanding other cultures, those are all the values that make good, kind people. And I think that’s all we can hope to engender in this world.
The Cinema Arts Centre is a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization. The mission of the Cinema Arts Centre is to bring the best in cinematic artistry to Long Island, and use the power of film to expand the awareness and consciousness of our community. Founded in 1973, 2018 marks our 45th year. With your support, our programs will continue to enrich our community for decades to come.
Last year, the Cinema Arts Centre:
- Served over 2,000 public school students through our Film Arts in Education program
- Partnered with many local community and not-for-profit organizations to maximize impact on a wide variety of issues such as climate change, reproductive freedom, racial justice, prison reform, media literacy, ableism, the opioid crisis, income disparity, gender equality, and more!
- Presented over 300 special events, including 122 guest speakers, 93 musical performances, 48 films presented on 35mm, and special series such as Sky Room Talks, Comedy Night, Sensory Friendly
- Screenings, Out at the Movies, Cinema Preview Club, and more!
- Presented 60 documentaries
- Presented films from 55 different countries
We make a difference in our community by:
- Using the power of film to create empathy in a world where empathy is greatly needed
- Providing a venue for conversations and connections, serving as a true community center and what many of our members call their “home away from home”
- Generating approximately $7,000,000 in spending in our local economy through our role as an employer and our ability to attract visitors to our area
- Educating and mobilizing on important issues that are relevant to our members and patrons
How are your contributions spent?
80% of our revenue is directly invested in programs for our community, while 20% is invested in all administration, fundraising, and overhead. Administration, fundraising, and overhead are important, and worthy of investment. We can’t produce our programs without it. But our independent audit does show that year after year 80% of the funds we earn and raise go to directly support the programs you care about.
Where do those funds come from?
What’s the difference between the Life of Our Cinema Campaign and the One Dollar Campaign?
The One Dollar Campaign is a call to our members and patrons add one dollar to each ticket purchase to support our capital fund. Our capital fund is “below the line” revenue that is not part of our program and operating budget. Our current capital priorities are to replace our screens and seats in Theaters One and Two. Thanks to the ongoing support of our audiences, we have already completed our screen replacement! Thank you! We hope that seat replacement will be underway in 2019.
The Life of Our Cinema Campaign is our annual appeal for program and operating support. This is a critical piece of our “revenue pie” that we must raise each year in order to have a balanced budget and ensure our ability to deliver our mission.
This is OUR Independent Community Cinema
The Cinema Arts Centre belongs to all of us. If it means something to you to be part of our Cinema Community and part of the movement that makes all of our programming possible, please make a contribution to the Life of Our Cinema Campaign today.
Please download the Stock Transfer Form, and follow the instructions to formalize and execute your charitable gift, and please be sure to mail or email the completed information to the contact provided on the form.
How is our Capital Fund doing?
Thanks to your generous contributions to the One Dollar Campaign, through the purchase of Seat Plaques, and through gifts restricted for seats and screens, we have already replaced the screen in Theater Two. We will soon replace the screen in Theater One, and then our next big project will be seat replacement in Theaters One and Two.
You can make a contribution by CLICKING HERE. To restrict your gift for our screen replacement or seat replacement projects, please make a note when prompted. Otherwise, your gift will support all of our programs and activities.
Thanks to our generous donors:
Cinema Founders’ Society
In recognition of those whose lifetime giving exceeds $100,000 and/or whose contributions have been transformative*
Emily T. Allen, Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund; Sol and Miriam Berg; Brad and Katherine Borax; Tom and Janice Nepsee; New York State Council on the Arts; Bill and Ursula Niarakis – Marion O. and Maximilian E. Hoffman Foundation; Andrew and Julie Nittoli; Stuart and Ginger Polisner; Rochelle and Steve Rubin – Alpern Family Foundation; Barton and Jane Shallat; Suffolk County; Peter and Dori Tilles
Thanks to our Current Members & Donors
We recognize here all current members at the Director’s Circle level or above and those whose gifts have totaled more than $1,000 since January 1, 2016.*
Cinema Philanthropists – $10,000 and above
Emily T. Allen, Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund; The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Fund; Brad and Katherine Borax; Martin and Laurie Butera; Butera’s Restaurants; John and Amy Lomele – Amy’s of Huntington; Main Street Nursery; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; Andrew and Julie Nittoli; The Pless Family Fund at The Long Island Community Foundation; Stuart and Ginger Polisner; Rochelle and Steve Rubin – Alpern Family Foundation; Suffolk County; Town of Huntington; Theodore and Vicki Wender
Cinema Benefactors – $5,000-$9,999
Dr. Glenn D. Arvan, MDPC; Dori and John Beckhard; The Brettschneider Family; Stanley Churgin, CPA and A. Sandra Churgin; Dr. Samara S. Churgin, MDPC; The Coolidge Corner Theatre & The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; Goidel Law Group; Stephen and Myrna Green; Humanities New York; Kenneth and Veronica Katz; Dr. & Mrs. Paul and Nancy Krawitz – Huntington Eye Care; Jeffrey L. and Andrea Lomasky; Medical Financial Enterprises Corporation; Karen Mitchel; Dr. Davenport Plumer & Harriet Spitzer; David and Ellen Reynolds; Irwin and Judith Tantleff
Cinema Friend Members and those who have contributed $2,500-$4,999
Aboff’s; Atlantic Power & Gas; Judy Bernhang; Lissa De Angelis & Cosmo Guarriello; Barbara Distinti & Andrew Snyder; Peter Gollon & Abby Pariser; David and Janice Groden; Gurwin Jewish ~ Fay J. Lindner Residences: Assisted Living Community; Amy Hagedorn – Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund; Mark Herman – Bottles & Cases; Marcia Kaplan; Roberta Kaylie; Walter Kissinger – Kissinger Family Foundation; Charlotte Koons; Barbara Mitchell & J.Z. Sullivan; Dr. Peter Mudge; Robert & Helen Pufahl; Rivkin Radler, LLP; Dr. Frank Siegel & Joan Isaac; Bob and Karen Smullen; Jacqueline Strayer & Robert Carlson; Erika and Ken Witover
Director Level Members and those who have contributed $1,000-$2,499
Birjis and Sophia Akhund; F. Towne Allen; Angela Andretta & Pamela Vogt; Elizabeth and Rodney Berens; Paul Besmertnik; Adam and Amanda Birnbaum; Dr. Joan Penrose Borum; Timothy and Joyce Bowersox; David Boxer; Rosanne and Ed Braun; Brettschneider & Brettschneider LLP; Jerome Brownstein; Anthony and Laura Burke; Madeline & Douglas Callahan; Cindy Campbell; Ed and Gina Carroll; Mary and Tom Catalano; Amy and Lee Certilman; Check-In Neighbors; Cathy Chernoff; Classic Galleries; Stephan and Marianne Coles; Milton & Shirley Cooper; Frederick Craden; Cure Urgent Care; Beth and Steve Dannhauser; Georgine Dominique & Thomas Roser; James Doumas & Phyllis Lober; Kathleen Dowling; Christine Eidinoff – Sinequanon; John and Sally Esposito; Judy and Richie Faber; Stephen and Doris Faber; Betty Fasig & David McDonald; Florence Feinberg & Ben Geizhals; In Memory of Sheldon Fertig; Stephen Fisch; Larry Foglia & Heather Forest; Robert and Shirley Frankum; Sandy Friedman In Memory of Robert Friedman; Meg and Bob Gary; In Memory of Arthur Goldstein; Aaron and Gail Goodridge; David and Janet Greenblatt; Mark Greenblatt & Susan Fleischer; Martin and Judith Haas; Gil and Sheila Henoch; Wendy Hirschberg; Harvey Hoffman & Rochelle Berner; Robert and Priscilla Hughes; Bhavani and Joseph Jaroff; Liz and Ron Jordan; Emily Kasof & Brendan Kearns; Jonah and Lynn Kaufman; Richard Klemfuss & Angela Sangirardi; Jack and Harriet Kulka; Todd Kupferman & Jane Baum; Drs. Stephen and Jessica Lastig; M&B Associates; Marcia Mayer; Andy and Liz Mayers; Peter Milla & Diane Wilenski; Minuteman Press; Ross Moore & Sharon Jacka; Monique & Douglas Morris; Vickie Moskowitz; Dr. Jud Newborn; Val and Rod Newman; Shana Nichols & J.P. Grossman; Brita Okin; In Memory of Myrna Pitman; Dr. Isabel Pavao-Horvath & James Horvath; Property Tax Adjusters, Ltd.; Robert and Susan Quinn; Frank Rinck & Ruth Case; Stanley and Shirley Romaine; Scott and Selma Rothstein; Arnold and Carol Rubin; Richard and Pamela Rubinstein; Vincent Russo; William & Renee Saperstein; Barton & Jane Shallat; Jude Schanzer & Mark Shanholtz; Roger and Jane Sencer; Senior Helpers; Beverly and Arthur Shorin; Marjorie Shukow; Donna Sinetar & Stephen Weintraub; Pearl and Erwin Staller; Stat Health Management; Myron and Marcia Stein; Jeff and Beth Steinberg; Jacqueline Tordik & Jason Briggs; Michael and Ellyn Troisi; Jeffrey and Elaine Tulman; Stephen Waldner & Linda Kleet; James and Liz Watson; Diana and Roger Weaving; Marlene and Jacques Winter; Women’s Group of the Greens
The Cinema Arts Centre is grateful for all of its members and donors.
*Acknowledged are all financial and eligible in-kind contributions. For more information, please contact Rene Bouchard, Director of Development at email@example.com.