February 1, 2019
You're invited to the annual Film Awards Party 2019
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony is twenty-three days away and still without a host, but the show will go on! The Grand Cinema hosts its annual viewing party of the ceremony at the Theater on the Square Sunday, February 24th. Doors open at 4:00 PM, Oscars coverage begins at 5:00 PM.
December 12, 2018
THE FAVOURITE in 6 words
"It's all about the pigeon blood"
December 7, 2018
Festive films and gifts for all at The Grand Cinema!
Classics. Sparkling wine. Finnish Krampus fantasy. Hans Gruber and John McClane. The holidays are here!
November 2, 2018
Tacoma Film Festival 2018 Wrap-Up and Award Winners
That’s a wrap for the 13th Annual Tacoma Film Festival, and dare we say, may be our best yet!
We had record attendance this year for 25 feature films, 150 short films, and 10 virtual reality presented October 4–11, 2018.
We’d like to send an enormous congratulations to all of our 2018 Juried Award Winners, as well as our Audience Choice Winners.
August 27, 2018
Tacoma Film Festival Opening & Closing Night films announced!
SXSW breakout sci fi film PROSPECT will open and BOOM, the new documentary about legendary band The Sonics, will close the 13th annual Tacoma Film Festival
Two new films with strong Northwest roots will bookend the South Sound’s premiere film festival
February 28, 2018
Welcome David Dinnell, new director of the Tacoma Film Festival
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.
January 2, 2018
The 2017 Movie Poll
We want to hear from you! What were your favorite 2017 films?
November 20, 2017
Help us reach our 2017 goal!
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.
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.
June 5, 2017
Learning from our community: Why we changed our Science on Screen Hidden Figures program
Every other month, The Grand Cinema hosts a special Science on Screen event, pairing a film with a scientific presentation. For our June 12 Science on Screen, we connected with Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi to present before the film Hidden Figures. Once we started promoting the program, the Tacoma Action Collective reached out, sharing that by not including African American women in our presentation, we were excluding and erasing their contributions. We realized we had made a serious mistake and that we must make a change. Here's how we worked with the Tacoma Action Collective to right this wrong:
January 3, 2017
Thank you to our generous Grand Cinema donors!
The Grand Cinema’s donors and supporters accomplished a lot in 2016. At the beginning of the year, we defined three guiding annual priorities - supporting our general operations, growing educational opportunities and the Tacoma Film Festival, and upgrading the in-theater experience - and throughout the year, we reached out to our community with opportunities to support. Read on to learn more about what we did together!