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Giving to The Grand 

Your donations are fully tax-deductible and help grow the love of independent film in our community through our programming and providing film education opportunities to folks of all ages. It is because of our generous community of donors that we can continue to bring the best of independent film + film education to Tacoma and beyond!

Please give today, click here to donate, and consider making a monthly pledge! 


Your help ensures we can do the essential work of connecting communities through film, building supportive partnerships, and working together to learn and empower.  Because of you, The Grand Cinema is a resource where you can meet and learn from leaders, artists, activists, and teachers. 

Thank you for your support and we look forward, inspired by our mission to enrich lives and enhance the cultural vitality of the Greater Tacoma community through the art of film.


  • Sustaining general operations
  • Growing educational opportunities and the Tacoma Film Festival
  • Upgrading the in-theater experience 

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    Operational support is really about the life of an organization: the daily expenses that add up to keep The Grand thriving and growing. 

    Staff needs time and resources to develop programs and engage audiences, and everyone, including our patrons and volunteers, need things big and small; everything from pens, tape, and laptops to projector bulbs that cost more than $900 each. 

    Support the time, technology, and daily necessities that ensure the strong foundation for all of The Grand's exciting programs by giving to our general operations. 

    Click here to give - THANK YOU!

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    Education programs: celebrating & supporting storytellers

    Our education program mission is to grow and nurture the agency, critical thinking, technical skills, and expression of filmmakers, with a guiding focus to serve young, underserved, emerging artists.

    We do this through hosting film camps and clubs, visiting filmmakers who share their process and work, Science on Screen, community film discussions and panels, and through the Tacoma Film Festival.

    The Tacoma Film Festival brings it all together, showcasing the best in new film and media, and offering engaging and unique educational opportunities to our community.


    Established in 2006, TFF is a week-long celebration of the best in new, independent film. 

    This intimate October festival is a haven for filmmakers, industry professionals, and fans, with interactive discussions, panels, and events to complement the wide range of films.

    TFF is also the proud host of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film

    These internationally recognized filmmakers come together at TFF where they screen their work and share their experiences. 

    Click here to give - thank you!

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    Throughout the year, The Grand works to keep our beautiful vintage theaters operating at their best. We do this by prioritizing: 
    • Digital projector maintenance 
    • Repairs and updates to in-theater furnishings, fixtures, and equipment as needed 
    • Upgrades and increased options to support our audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing


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