2020: DONATE TO OUR GOFUNDME
Click here to support The Grand via our GoFundMe campaign, launched in December 2020.
On March 16, 2020, we shut our doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Except for three days for the Tacoma Film Festival and a few private rentals, we have been closed since with no re-opening date in sight.
When we shut our doors, we couldn’t have comprehended that it would last this long. To date we’ve been able to cover many expenses with small grants and an SBA loan, but those funds are now exhausted. Revenue is down over $1 million for the year, but fixed expenses continue.
Contributions will directly cover fixed monthly expenses: rent, utilities, phone, internet, property insurance, bookkeeping, health insurance for furloughed employees, plus minimal staff wages to keep virtual films and email updates coming your way. Our goal is to raise $93,520 which covers these fixed expenses for four months.
Read more and donate today at our GoFundMe campaign.
Giving to The Grand
Click here to make a donation, read on to learn more about our priorities.
MORE THAN A MOVIE THEATER
SUPPORTING OUR GENERAL OPERATIONS
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.
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.
UPGRADING THE IN-THEATER EXPERIENCE
- 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