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Lion Movie Review Lion quote 3

Holding true to it’s name, Lion roars with fervent emotion and heart-tugging performances retelling the true story of a young man named Saroo Brierley and his relentless search for the home and family he was accidentally separated from as a child.

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Traditions define the holiday season; sometimes resulting in a lot of fun, and sometimes trapping us into obligatory events where fun is not even a part of the equation. 

Here at The Grand, we prioritize fun, delight, and coming together as communities and families during this time of year. How do we do it? You will be unsurprised that the answer is: through amazing movies! Check out all the wonderful films we're offering to enhance your festivities this year:

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.

Help us reach our goal: give to The Grand today Volunteers having fun at concessions

At the end of each year we ask you to consider a meaningful donation to help keep the nonprofit Grand Cinema growing and thriving.

Every year we like to use this opportunity to connect with our supporters, to learn more about why they love The Grand, and to share those perspectives. This year, we sat down with volunteers, board members, and staff to hear their stories. Through December, you will here from Van, Winnie, Heather, Bernadette, Katy, Jason, Ken, Lu, and Christopher in our theaters and on social media, sharing why they care about the work of The Grand Cinema.

Read on to learn how you can give back today too!

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.

See great student films at the Lincoln Film Festival Lincoln Film Club with Will Good

I am so inspired to be a part of these next steps for The Grand Cinema and delighted that we could do this work in partnership with Lincoln High School. We can’t wait to find ways to share the art and skill of storytelling (collaboratively through digital media) with more and more of our neighboring students.

Thank you all for being a part of our community and supporting youth expression, leadership, collaboration, and storytelling. Please join us this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for the first Lincoln Film Festival.

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Director Park Chan-Wook delivers in his latest film The Handmaiden, a transfixing crime drama that holds true to the filmmaker’s visionary take on bold and often brutal themes, while delivered with dark comedic undertones amidst unique and aesthetically enriching settings.

Start Halloween early with the terrifying UNDER THE SHADOW under-the-shadow-1

Much of the richness of Under the Shadow comes from its historical and Islamic inspiration – both a timeframe and culture I know very little about. My perspective (see ignorance) made the story even more compelling. I was deeply curious about all the characters, about their politics, about the War, and about their beliefs. Combining this with a threat whose motivation is tantalizingly unknowable made for a deeply satisfying scare-fest.

Hot Tickets at the 2016 Tacoma Film Festival as_you_are-899159695-large

Some of our Tacoma Film Festival films and events are definitely getting some attention - read on to learn what you should grab tickets for sooner than later.

Meet the next wave of inspiring filmmaking talent at TFF TFF 2015 58

Some of the next big thinkers and innovators in film are coming to Tacoma this October 6 through 13 to watch and discuss their films with you.

I’m stoked to meet these creatives and watch their work at the Tacoma Film Festival; I’ve been poring over all my opportunities on our newly release program here. I hope you’re excited too - if I’ve piqued your curiosity, read on for all the details.

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