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Host A Filmmaker at TFF 25 New Faces of Independent Film_credit Kris Crews 2016

Ever wanted to spend time with a real live filmmaker and get free admission to a film festival? Our hosting program was so successful last year that we are doing it again. Support independent film by providing a resting space for a visiting filmmaker during TFF 2017.

Learning from our community: Why we changed our Science on Screen Hidden Figures program Hidden Figures

Every other month, The Grand Cinema hosts a special Science on Screen event, pairing a film with a scientific presentation. For our June 12 Science on Screen, we connected with Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi to present before the film Hidden Figures. Once we started promoting the program, the Tacoma Action Collective reached out, sharing that by not including African American women in our presentation, we were excluding and erasing their contributions. We realized we had made a serious mistake and that we must make a change. Here's how we worked with the Tacoma Action Collective to right this wrong:

Movie Review: The Void the-void

On April 22 at 11 PM, your weekly late-night cinephile infusion, Weird Elephant at the Grand Cinema, brings you The Void. Read a full review from our intern, Chase. 

Movie Review: Land of Mine land of mine facebook-share-img

It is a poetic irony that a film can be so visually stunning, powerfully written, wonderfully acted, masterfully directed, and at the same time hard to look at. Land of Mine achieves just that as it tells the story of young German POWs who are tasked with removing thousands of mines with nothing more than their bare hands.

Read on for a full review from our marketing intern Chase. 

Spring Movies at The Grand Cinema spring_02

Springtime is an interesting season for movies at The Grand. The hubbub of awards are over, no one is bashing you over the head with summer hits, and some memorable films get quietly released. These films tend to hold their own better than the average movie and have an often distinct, not-your-run-of-the-mill personality to boot.

A Word From James blog_header

Hi there. My name is James Blanchard, and I'd like to tell you what it's like working as a design intern at The Grand Cinema. 

Fresh Film Friday's 2017 Oscar Picks fff blog header

Review our top Oscar picks, choose your team, and get a chance to win some great Grand Cinema prizes!

Going Greener at The Grand popcorn blog 2

If you have been to The Grand Cinema in the past week or two, you may have noticed some changes in our concessions. Read on to see what changes we're making to help make reduce our environmental impact.

Moonlight Review moonlight_still_720

Moonlight is nominated for eight Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Director, Best Original Music Score and Writing Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography and Film Editing. It has also already won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama as well as a slew of other awards in 2016.

Read on to see what Grand house manager, Courtney has to say about this immersive drama.

Tacoma Film Festival in the News Cool Kids at The Veldt 2016

We're delighted to see the Tacoma Film Festival showcased in the pages of MovieMaker's January issue.

Read on to see what visiting filmmaker and 25 New Faces honoree, Nicholas Pilarski had to say about his time screening his film and connecting with other artists and film industry professionals at the Tacoma Film Festival.

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