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Welcome David Dinnell, new director of the Tacoma Film Festival David Dinnell w Hitoshi Toyoda at UnionDocs March 2014

The Grand Cinema is thrilled to announce that esteemed film curator David Dinnell is the new Festival Director and Programmer of the Tacoma Film Festival. 

Bringing extensive curating, programming, and teaching experience, and a host of industry and academic connections to Tacoma, Dinnell will build on TFF’s strong regional and international reputation and help to further elevate the prominence of the festival. 

Help us reach our 2017 goal! Patrons enter The Grand Cinema exterior evening

At the close of every year, we ask for your help so we can do all the great work we do at The Grand, share the incredible films you love, and continue to build unique partnerships that empower and inspire our community.

Please give today. Click this link to donate.
Our goal is to raise $45,000 by December 31, 2017 to ensure The Grand Cinema meets its annual operational needs. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.

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. 

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.

Weird Elephant's Year in Review we_title_web

2016 was a watershed year for Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema! Our monthly genre series drew hundreds of local horror/cult/weird film fans from far and wide. Read on to see what all you may have missed from this film series and related events. 

 

Find excellent gift ideas at The Grand Holiday Grand gear

Finding a thoughtful present for someone can be a wonderful way to make them feel special and cared about. So here I am less than two weeks away from Christmas knowing that I have some shopping to do. And you probably do too. 

Thankfully, I work at The Grand Cinema which is chock full of excellent gift ideas.

Click the "read more" button below for some great gift ideas from The Grand.

8 Reasons to become a member of The Grand Cinema Customers in the Grand Theater 3

Why supporting The Grand Cinema through annual membership is awesome and worth every penny (and then some).


The relationship between The Grand and its members is symbiotic: members see films on our screens that are hard to find elsewhere, and enjoy all the extra bonuses that come along with membership. In return The Grand is able to keep providing high quality film art and programs to the Tacoma community. It’s a win-win.


To all those readers who are already members: thank you and please keep it up! And to anyone who has been wondering what membership at The Grand is all about, keep reading to learn what you get from becoming an active part of The Grand’s community.

Experience a post-film discussion at The Grand Post Film Panel First Girl Pride 2016

Recently, Grand Cinema volunteer and local filmmaker Christopher Wood led a post-film discussion for the documentary Weinerwhich was featured as part of our Tuesday Film Series. Read about his experience and make sure to make some time to join in an upcoming post-film discussion at The Grand too!

$5 Member Mondays FB _ Member Mondays 2016

Have you joined The Grand’s inner circle of member supporters? Whether you are already one of our 7,000 members or thinking about joining, read on for a list of our recently expanded members-only perks!

Tonight! 253 Short Film Competition Kicks Off 253 Victorino

Tonight in theater we kick off the 253 Short Film Competition, an annual challenge in which 31 teams are given 72 hours to conceive, create and edit a short film (no more than 253 seconds) containing four criteria like a line of dialogue, prop, convention, and a phrase in a foreign language. Read on to learn more!

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