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volunteer at the Theater

We rely on volunteers to help The Grand Cinema show great films 365 days a year! Consider supporting your local, non-profit theater by giving your time to help create a fun movie-going experience in Tacoma. Most everyone you see working in the theater and at special events are volunteers - popping your popcorn, pouring your sodas, and cleaning theaters!

Volunteer requirements:
At least 16 years of age
Must have or be able to acquire a Food Handler's Permit prior to volunteer work
Ability to communicate clearly and work well with others with a friendly attitude
Good cash handling skills
Be able to lift up to 50 lbs
Minimum of one shift per month commitment

One movie pass per shift worked
Ability to see a movie for free before or after a scheduled shift
Exclusive, free volunteer screenings
Free popcorn while working!
An invite to our annual volunteer dinner

How To Apply

1/7/2020: WOW, TACOMA! Less than 7 days after the 2020 volunteer application when online, we received over 30 new applications. We will be reaching out to those applicants and starting our orientation process.

If you didn't get in this time, don't worry. We will have 1-2 more calls for new volunteers in 2020. Check back to this page, as we'll post here when we have openings available again.


If you are already a volunteer, sign in below to check your volunteer schedule and sign up for shifts:
volunteer sign in

Volunteer to Lead Film Discussions

Free and open to the public, our Post-Film Discussions are generally scheduled every weekend and focus on new film openings. Many of the films that come to The Grand Cinema are of a wide variety of topics and interest, and we love to pair discussion leaders with just the right movie.
If you love movies and are interested in facilitating a discussion or two, please email Rachel Marecle at with a brief background about your experience with film.
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